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Both showed me respect and treated me as worthy, not worthless. The further down the road you go with a narcissist, the harder it is to get away from them. ‘My Princess’ – again, in the right context, those words can be lovely. Or even in the first few weeks of being with someone? When he later cut me down and accused me of not being that perfect Madonna, I did all I could to prove I was worthy of his love. If I could show him I was still that special one, then perhaps that was all he needed to change and I could fix things. Don’t project onto someone else who you hope they’ll be in the future.
“I don’t give someone all the details at once,” says a survivor.
Here’s another one: watch not what they say, but what they do. You show someone you love them by treating them as loveable. And another mantra: if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
Once we’re drawn in deep enough, another side appears. Denying those that were screaming at me that this relationship was no good for me. (I’ve created a whole new category for them on here).
Because trauma is so common, it’s important to be educated about how it affects people. Intimate relationships can produce intense trauma reactions because these situations often cause the strongest reminders of a harmful past, and the body and brain react based on these past memories.
This can manifest in a number of ways, from fear of physical intimacy and trust issues, to flashbacks and body memories, to a highly tuned fight-or-flight response.