It's possible to meet someone and feel like you've known them your whole life. Often, this just means you're comfortable in each other's company. Sometimes, though, it can be a sign of something more sinister — particularly if someone you're dating is professing their undying love for you when you've only known them for five minutes. Narcissists sometimes engage in " love bombing " — pretending to be everything you've ever wanted, only to turn it back on you further down the line.
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I understand … I truly know what this is like. My previous self felt so unsafe whilst dating after narcissistic abuse. However, after helping people recover from narcissistic abuse for the past 10 plus years, as well as committing to overcoming my own fears around dating, I was able to decipher and recognise the 5 main types of narcissistic dating approaches and know how to safeguard myself against them. Today is going to be a bit of a fun day on Thriver TV … because I want to talk to you about the 5 types of narcissists that you may meet whilst dating. These are things that I realised, as a result of being involved in helping others detangle and heal from narcissists over the last 10 plus years, and also as a result of my own dating experiences. I know there are many of you out there who are very opposed to dating — the thought of it might even horrify you.
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If you have been in a love relationship with a narcissist, you will likely find that you will need a period of healing and trauma recovery. Frank Sinatra is commonly credited with saying, "The best revenge is massive success. When you have been harmed by a relationship with a narcissist, the best revenge is to reclaim your sense of self and life. It is time to take the healing inside.
Some people are mentally and emotionally equipped to recognise the red flags that they are entering into a relationship with a potentially toxic person. Others, unfortunately, are either unaware of the signs, are attracted to narcissists , or have had trauma in their lives that has drawn them to these dangerous partnerships. Whatever the reasons for starting the relationship, it will eventually end. Narcissists tire of their victims when they've exhausted their supply of care, money, or whatever else they were after.