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I Got Out of a Relationship With a Narcissist

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    Selfish, Deceptive, And Manipulative

    Stbx was a wicked witch in disguise. When we first dated, she created an "illusional girl" that I fell in love with. I held firmly onto this false image for quite a long time. She acted lovely, caring, agreeable, and understanding. She showed so much love, respect, and attention...
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    I am still in it but trying desperately to find

    the strength to get out. He has never paid one cent for anything in the ten years we have been married. He has cheated on me at least three times that I am aware of. He has destroyed every ounce of my self-esteem. Worst of all, I see my son starting to show the manipulative...
    abusedandhurt abusedandhurt 51-55 1 Response Jan 20

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    Omg Being In A Relationship With A Narcissist Is A Terrible Experience

    Contrary to popular belief, there are many females who are narcissist. I was in a relationship with one for about 8 months, and it was both wonderful, and horrible. I was very much in love with her, that was part of the problem because she knew it, and took advantage of it, or...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 8 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    I jst recently got dumped by my nacsissist ex

    for someone else and im 7 wks pregnant. He knows but i havnt heard from him. The relationship moved quickly and i met his family whom at 37 he lives with. He was wth a girl strting at 16 and they had a daughter together. She left him after 14 yrs for someone else. I was the...
    mscamero mscamero 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    what he said "I am the most handsome man I

    know", "Why cant I have everything? I dont understand" (meaning why cant he have me and the girl he cheated on me with), "I pose all the time" "I am not arrogant, I'm confident, nothing wrong with being confident", "I was the most handsome fat guy" (about himself when he was...
    untetheredsoul untetheredsoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    #130 "shrug" Said The Narcissist

    When we're dressing up to go somewhere And I tell you what you aughta wear----------shrug Just do it as I tell you to. Don't tell me what you'd rather do Just listen to what I'm telling you and---------shrug When I ask you where you'd like to go You'd best remember...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue 66-70 4 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    No Contact!

    12 years with a Narcissist and suffered the abuse. I can tell you it is possible to get free and stay free. The only way is no contact. And I mean NO contact...no facebook checking profiles, no phone checks, no drive by work or home, no asking friends what they are up to...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Hi this is my story me

    and my N are on a break its been 4 days. I've known this guy for years since i was 21 and at uni he pursued me then but i wasn't interested at all as he had a huge ego and was very materialistic and flashy so he continued on with his life with many many girls and got a...
    leeds1984 leeds1984 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    At Least I'M Alive

    I thought that when I left him that the manipulations and rages would subside, just a little, see, we have a child together so NO CONTACT is hardly an option. I wish I would have left the state, heck, leave the country when I found out I was pregnant but I was full of the hopes...
    SpacegirlBlues SpacegirlBlues 31-35, F Jun 19, 2013

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    Living With Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

    My husband of 5 1/2 years (I left him 4 weeks ago and already filed for divorce) has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It was like living with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He was Mr. Wonderful at the beginning and swept me off my feet. He was caring, loving, attentive, charming...
    ReikiGirl62 ReikiGirl62 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Its not that I want to be with him

    but I can't stop obsessing over him & the girl he has been together with since the day (or probably before) we broke up. Is he treating her better coz it looks that way
    Mollyjai Mollyjai 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    In the starts of a divorce

    and my husband (ex husband?) is such a narcissist!!!
    Andromeday Andromeday 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Today is painful, my ex somehow got my email.

    He wrote me a big long message. It's funny I never gave it to him. He wrote to me how he came to my city last weekend and how he still needs to mail me my stuff. I know in reality he wants me to question why he did not call upon me while he was in my city and he wants me to tell...
    lwuisman lwuisman 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    So Frustrated

    About 2 1/2 years ago I got out of a very bad relationship of 12 years. I'm only 27, but when I look back I've been in a relationship since I was 13. The relationship of 12 years was ridiculous, but I could not let go. Call it weakness, co-dependency, naive, immature, etc...
    KNicoleT1986 KNicoleT1986 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    And I'm Still Recovering

    I thought I had been in some pretty sucky bad relationships, ha! They were very good healthy relationships compared to this one. I started dating this girl about a year and a half ago, we'll call her Voldemort because I do believe she is the true heir to Slytherin. Voldemort was...
    talktolabomb talktolabomb 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    I actually met him online.

    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was controlling and mentally abusive to the point I considered suicide. Each time I tried to get away, he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    I Think My Ex Boyfriend Was A Narcissist....

    So to give you guys a little background story into our relationship, I knew my ex all through my adolescent years and we were always very good friends and hung out in the same circles. When we were 18 years old, we started dating. He struggled with addiction problems in the...
    pugs390 pugs390 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    What Happened to "That Guy"

    I was married as was my Nar ex... We had an affair and ended up leaving our spouses and moving in together a year ago...WE had been friends first for about 5 years and he had a terrible reputation. He cheated on his wife of 10 years, quite openly, never took resp for anything...
    littlenady littlenady 36-40 5 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    I have been on and off again with my

    now ex for 10 months. At first he was the most charming man I had ever met. He bought me little things all the time that he knew I liked and big things when I didn't expect them. He held the door, was polite to everyone, and everyone he knew loved him. After this initial...
    rachelm1998 rachelm1998 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I'M Not Sure If He Really Is A N?

    I met him online 4months ago. He contacted me first & oh the lines he pulled (I fell for them all), was everything I wanted to hear & all so quick too! Said we're twin flames, that's he been searching for me for years, talked about marriage, kids, living together, trips etc...
    SiennaRain SiennaRain 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    It's All About Control

    I am learning about the 7 kinds of abuse.  I thought I stood up too him after he hit me.  I told him NEVER do that again.  I was shaking and terrified of what the next blow would feel like.  It didn't come.  It was silence.  He ignored me.  Let me sit in the corner shaking...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    He used the back of his spoon to check his

    teeth. He took three hours to get ready for the day. If I did not compliment him enough, he would ignore me like a spoiled child. I was demanded to look as wonderful as him even if I was exhausted and if it was not approved by him, he would pretend to others that he was not...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    The Dichotomy Of My Guilt And His Need

    I want to help. I want to be supportive. I like to please.  So I am introduced to this guy, so nice, so smart, but hurting.  We become friends.  The warning signs I missed included becoming such close friends so quickly, such a focus on me.  He bathed me in the light of his...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    My Ex Husand Was A Narcissist, Selfish To The Core

    He constantly complained I wasnt "emmeshed" with him in his career choice in being a musician. What!!!? 99% of all conversations for years was about his music! I was ready to puke if I had to listen to any more talk about himself. I was never allowed to talk about my career...
    lucyloo22 lucyloo22 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    And here I was thinking the guy was a sociopath.

    No, he's just a narcissist. Like that's supposed to be comforting or something.. Well, here's the story. When we first met, he fell for me hard. I didn't think much of it, I liked him too but, his attachment so early on scared the **** out of me. Thing is, I was pretending to be...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Living With An Alcoholic Narcissist Was Pure Hell

    When we met he seemed to be the answer to my dreams. Handsome, funny, generous, outgoing, and kind. We talked all the time, and he told me all about his life and his dreams and ambitions. I felt special with him, and so happy he trusted me enough to open up about himself so...
    MissConstrued MissConstrued 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Now I Know

    I had heard the term narcissist before, but never really understood what it was until recently. I thought I had met the man of my dreams, my future husband. Our relationship started out perfectly, he was so attentive, showering me with attention, gifts, love and compliments. We...
    slcsux slcsux 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    Good Riddance

    From the year 2007 to the year 2009 I was involved in a "relationship" with Randy. I used quotes on 'relationship' because a relationship involves two parties acting together out of mutual affection. He was so obsessed with himself and making himself be the "winner" that I don't...
    andfalling andfalling 21-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    It hurts so bad.... After 10 yrs I'm nothing.

    ... I was NEVER nothing....GOD HEAL MY HEART....
    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Please someone tell me how I can stop my heart

    ache over my ex narcssistic husband please.
    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    The Narcissist:

    I got out of my narcissistic relationship about 5 years ago , It was the "rollar coaster ", of all time, when we first meet i thought "wow what a fantastic guy" "ïvé hit the jackpot im so lucky"!!! ("ýea rite"!!!) ...
    Feflower Feflower 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Wow 2014 has become a transformation year.

    .. In just a month it seems like my life has change... I got out of a narcissist relationship, in which I wasted 10 yrs of my life. Still healing but thank God he hasn't contacted me and I sure ain't contacting him... And I just found out I am being promoted as thee supervisor of...
    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Narcissist I'v Dated In Northeast Pennsylvania

     This is my story… When you meet someone new, give it six weeks before you decide if it can be serious. Most people reveal their dark side within six weeks….My observation is gaining an interest in someone… can interrupt a perfectly normal life routine...
    Skyjumper75 Skyjumper75 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    NPD

    I am a gay male- who met a man on a gay website nearly 4 years ago. This event totally changed my life. Beware of these people- they are like cold blooded reptiles. This guy charmed the hell out of me- and basically mirrored everything I desired. It went well- for awhile. The...
    skybuzz skybuzz 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Most selfish, egotistical,

    narcissisting man I've ever come in contact with. 15 years of marriage, and he had me so brainwashed, I didn't even know he was like that until our 12th year. He would lie in bed for 3 weeks at a time, and I had to cater to him, as did our son. And, no saying "just a minute...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    Peter Pan Or Con Man?

    My boyfriend left me a few months ago, after exclusively dating for 8 months. It happened suddenly, and I was crushed. One week later, he moved to a different city and acted like I meant nothing to him. He said he enjoyed his time with me but couldn't commit. He is 40. In the...
    reeny417 reeny417 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    That Which Does Not Break Me...

    It's been nearly 4 years since I extracted myself from her clutches. We met online, and I was taken with her almost immediately.  I also happened to be in a vulnerable situation with my then-girlfriend, in which I was unhappy and considering leaving the relationship. ...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle 31-35, F 10 Responses May 3, 2008

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    Threw prayer and great advice today I still hurt

    but the hold of my narcissistic husband is feeling loser....:-)
    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Starting Over: Why Losing Him Helped Me Find Myself

        I knew it was time to go. I had known for quite some time. What started out as a fairytale relationship, full of excitement and promise, quickly turned into a nightmare I simply could not bear any longer. But, leaving isn't always easy to do. Remnants of hope swirled in my...
    MissConstrued MissConstrued 46-50, F 11 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    MizzKeepItReal MizzKeepItReal 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I have not been in one of these relationships,

    my mother has, she got out 6 months ago, she is having a very very hard time, I was wondering if any of you would have any advice to help her or a direction to point her, she is very depressed and sad all the time, she still finds a way to smile so I know there is still hope...
    Jlynn1424 Jlynn1424 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Freeing Myself From A Narcissist

    Well, the story is almost always the same, I see, for most of us. During the courtship the narc. is the perfect mate. They listen, they like what you like, they shower you with attention, sometimes more that you want....I started to notice that this person would have temper...
    babygrl43 babygrl43 41-45 7 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Walked Out...

    Finally got the strength to walk out on my narcissistic poor excuse of a man. He kept giving me "I don't know's" and "maybe's" so I told him to have fun living in his "I don't know" world, looked at him straight in the eye, told him I'm leaving him and left. I had never seen the...
    zeneverythingzen zeneverythingzen 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    3 Years Of Hell

    I'm glad I found this website (and others). I'm recovering from what I think was a relationship with someone who suffers from NPD, but I'm not sure. Not all the signs match, and of course I always question if i'm seeking out explanations for an awful breakup almost cathartically...
    jjj1984 jjj1984 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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