For further study, please refer to the resources listed at the end of the article, as the subject is quite vast.
So just what traits does someone with narcissism have, and what does that person look like in the early stages of dating?
Up, down, high, low, good, bad, black, white, push, pull.
Emotional abuse takes a heavy toll on our hearts and minds, planting lies in our psyche that, left untended, can last long after the roller coaster is over.
For privacy, she asked not to use her full name, and her ex asked not to be named at all.* * *They met when Lauren, her middle name, was in her mid-20s and her ex was nearly 30. They had run in the same circles for years, but when he moved to New York for work, they reconnected. With degrees from prestigious universities, he looked great on paper. He even planned a romantic weekend at the beach and took Lauren to Costa Rica.
But before long, Lauren said, he began making obnoxious comments, boasting about his ex-girlfriends and saying things like, “I could walk down Central Park West and get any girl I wanted,” Lauren said.
It has taken me a long time to decide if I should write a blog on the topic of emotional abuse or not, after all I’m not a doctor I’m not a counselor , I’m simple a divorced women who through my website Dreams has become a kind of Divorce expert.
Mostly I just listen, I think at times this is all any one wants is to be heard, to be validated, to know they are not alone.
Lauren hopes her story can help others avoid similar pain. At first, he made Lauren laugh and impressed her friends.
Well I will tell you, you are certainly not alone, it’s a very common story I think that equally effects men and women.
Both sexes I believe have an equal chance of ending up in emotionally abusive relationships.
It's hard to dig deep and identify these wounds, especially when we may not even be aware that we're still wounded.
But months or years later, our ongoing behavior and character transformations can help to shed some light on what really needs our attention.