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 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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