It’s tempting to create a narrative about a new partner and how they’ve come to save us, but we all know that sometimes the people dressed as our saviors turn out to be the very people we need to be saved from.
Online dating gives malignant narcissists and sociopaths access to numerous sources of what is known as narcissistic supply – people who can provide them with praise, admiration, and resources – without any need for any form of investment, commitment or accountability.
They went all out to impress you when you met them but now that you have been with them for some time, you notice that now they are seeking the admiration of strangers over you.
When a Narcissist has their eyes set on you, empty flattery is their first step in gaining access to you.
Have you ever dated or been in a relationship with someone who seemed to put you down at every turn and sabotage you? Who treated your accomplishments with contempt or your success with callous indifference? If so, you may have encountered a pathologically envious narcissist.
The person who turns your struggles back on themselves because they’re incapable of thinking of you.
You’d rather keep your thoughts or feelings to yourself than risk hurting your partner’s feelings or starting an argument.
You have been mercilessly violated, manipulated, lied to, ridiculed, demeaned and gaslighted into believing that you are imagining things. The person you thought you knew and the life you built together have been shattered into a million little fragments.
Gaslighting is essentially psychological warfare, causing the victims of malignant narcissists to continually question their own reality.
No moral compass. A malignant narcissist doesn’t seem to have a conscience.