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