This is an excellent post. It makes a good point about us often staying in an abusive relationship because we feel that we have invested too much to just toss all that time and emotion ( and sometimes money ) into the trash.
One of the hardest things to do, for some of us, is admitting to ourselves that we have made a wrong emotional investment. Even when there are neon signs, blinking away right in front of our eyes to point out the fact, we still find it difficult to call it a wrap, cut our losses and quit while we’re ahead.
Maybe we can’t bear the thought of losing out on “everything” after all the effort and sacrifice we’ve put into the relationship. Maybe we believe if we just hold it together for a few days more, or a few weeks more, or a few months more, or a few years more, the situation will change and improve and we’ll be rewarded with our heart’s desire… We will reap the benefits of our patience and resilience.
So when the narcissist starts on his crippling cycle of value – devalue, attach –…
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