The curse is breaking apart (?)

It's kind of like Ladyhawke, the 1980s movie in which a European bishop loved a woman, except that...he was a bishop.  She'd fallen in love with a man, and the bishop became so jealous that he cast a spell/curse on the two, in which the woman would be human by night but a hawk by …

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The yin-yang weekend

Hi, gorgeous ones, how was your weekend?  Weekends--they mean different things to different people, elicit different emotions, don't they?  They do for everyone, and they may (or may not) hold different meanings for those surviving narcissism, or having to live with it (in my case, both).  Weekends could bring sighs of relief, feelings of loneliness, …

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Slipping and falling…and then picking myself back up again

Please forgive me, gorgeous ones; I'm still unpacking and processing and analyzing and doing all the things that empaths and codependents do in addiction recovery from a narcissistic relationship. The path to that recovery is not always linear; in fact, it rarely is.  Translation: we're going to slip and fall.  We're going to backtrack, regress. …

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The red flags were there…and I ignored them [Part 2: Relationship]

This post is a continuation of [Part 1: Friendship], which covered what I noticed straightaway in the platonic friendship.  Despite the presence of what I realize now were red flags, I didn't know better then, so I proceeded with only minimal caution, allowing myself to tumble down the hill in love with this man. Once …

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The red flags were there…and I ignored them [Part 1: Friendship]

A narcissist's first impressions (plural) are simply a mask, an illusion.  We all realize it sooner or later, don't we?  But by then, it's too late; we've fallen in love with that illusion.  It is that convincing, and it show-and-told us what we wanted to feel, see, and hear. And so, we fall for it. …

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Acute phase survival kit

The last post was very left-brain of me, and this one might be, too. I'm talking solutions, after all. The acute phase is just what it sounds like...the hours, days, weeks, maybe even months, after severing a relationship with a narcissist.  You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.  Everything is painful, a …

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When one day feels like the last…until…

Yesterday got away from me.  Ever since I'd first fallen in love, they've tended to do that.  Even at almost a week into this process, the grieving hadn't gotten any easier.  It was like a Groundhog Day nightmare, where the same oceans of emotions and grief cycles kept repeating themselves.  During these, I cried, audibly, …

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