I followed up my ending of the toxic relationship by getting drawn into an equally toxic-yet-intoxicating friendship with a narcissist. It was equally painful to end.

Another note: I’ve been with my current boyfriend for 9 years now. When I met him he bored me to tears. But there was something about his compassion, about how he studied me and tried to get to know me — to his own detriment, and in the way he cared for marginalized or hurting people. To date, it is my most rewarding relationship and the one in which I have grown the most. GIVE THOSE ‘MUNDANE” PEOPLE A CHANCE. it might just be “normal.” That just feels weird in the beginning.

Great article!

𝘐 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘢𝘮.

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