This is also my story… ❤

(While every successful relationship requires two people who work at it and usually a failed relationship also takes two, sometimes, sometimes, a failed relationship takes only one. Especially when the other was playing a game and as soon as they ‘won,’ they stopped playing. I’m pretty sure her gypsy soul is not to blame. And, I’m pretty sure hers is a caterpillar soul, shoved and squeezed into a cocoon of expectations. It feels like death and she is trapped. But one day, when her wings have developed, she realizes that to stay hidden in the cocoon will result in a certain death. She will break free, she must. She will take tentative steps but then realize she is so much bigger, so much better, so beautiful. And able to fly away. ❤

“Narcissists are like psychological vampires, attaching themselves to you in a way that drains you of your resources (emotional, mental and financial) and leaves you questioning your own worth and sanity. Often, narcissists are able to imitate or approximate caring about others when it is convenient for them to do so. However, they typically do not perceive that anything outside of their own sphere of wants and needs matters. It simply doesn’t occur to them to consider the needs of anyone else, or the long-term consequences of their own behaviors. Narcissists can be highly intelligent, witty, talented, likable, and fun to be around. They can also elicit sympathy like nobody’s business. Narcissists are opportunistic. They can make a show of being “generous” but their generosity usually has strings attached.” – Out of the Fog


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But he didn’t know how to love

He could talk about love

He could see love and feel love

But he couldn’t give love

He could make love

But he couldn’t make promises

She has desperately wanted his promises

She wanted his heart but knew she couldn’t have it

So she took what she could get, a temporary bliss

Passionate highs and lows. Withdrawal and manipulation

He only stayed long enough to take what he needed and keep moving

He would self-destruct. If he stopped wandering, he would have to face himself

He chose to stay in the dark where he couldn’t see

If he exposed himself and the daylight came out, he’d see his shadow

He was deadly afraid of his shadow

She saw his shadow, loved it, understood it.

Saw potential in it

She thought her love would change him

He pushed and pulled, tested…

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