The truth is that we don’t have to defend ourselves when the person talking smack is a creep beyond words. We just don’t.
You’d rather keep your thoughts or feelings to yourself than risk hurting your partner’s feelings or starting an argument.
They lack all empathy. In fact, they are incapable of seeing the world through other people’s eyes. They are only concerned with how other people affect them.
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.
When you teach someone love is something someone can give and take, they enter the world and enter relationships after that thinking they can change one’s mind about how they might feel.
You are a giver. He saw that straight away.
The empath, although wounded themselves, is a healer by nature. Rather than face their own emotional pain, they focus on healing the wounds of others.
Narcissists will tell you that they couldn’t stop staring at your picture the other day but they won’t necessarily confirm if it was because it was nice looking or not.