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22 Stages of Relationship Between An Empath and A Narcissist

Stages of Relationship Between Empath Narcissist

When it comes to an empath and narcissist relationship, it is way more common than you would believe. Unfortunately. 

When it comes to narcissists, they are known to be expert manipulators. They have a knack for planning everything out and setting the perfect trap for their victims. A narcissist plans out each and every stage meticulously in order to ensnare the perfect and build a “perfect” relationship.

So, if narcissists are so bad, how does an attraction between an empath and a narcissist occur? Why empaths and narcissists are attracted to each other? And most importantly, can an empath and a narcissist have a happy marriage?

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22 Stages of An Empath And Narcissist Relationship

1. The empath gets attracted to a narcissist.

Their relationship starts. Empath loves deeply and unconditionally. They feel emotionally fulfilled even though the narcissist plays no role to develop a stronger bond. The empath feels satisfied and thinks their love is reciprocated just by being around the narcissist.

2. The empath gets the false notion that they have finally met the kind of love that people don’t find even once.

The narcissist affirms this by creating an illusion that leads the empath to believe that what they have is special. The empath feels a deep bond that is almost impossible to break free of. This is how a toxic relationship between an empath and narcissist takes off.

3. Sometimes it appears that the narcissist wants this relationship as much as the empath.

Actually, what they want is someone who invests their time, energy, and love and is in their complete control.

4. Gradually, the narcissist will make the empath feel weak, and unconfident, about their ability to do even simple things.

The narcissist will never launch an open attack, but use statements like “don’t want to hurt you but…” to point out some shortcomings. They will try to take over anything which symbolizes control such as handling bills or making decisions about purchases. The empathy will be looked down upon for their interests and many such things that form their identity.

Gradually, the empath starts to believe that they are less capable and they “need” someone like the person in their life. They get the notion no one would want them.

22 Stages of Relationship Between An Empath and A Narcissist
Empath and narcissist relationship

5. For an empath, this relationship will be everything as they are the ones who are in love.

When it comes to an empath and narcissist relationship, the empath will always be under an illusion. Out of love, they would always want to soothe and cheer the narcissist, talk to them, help them and do whatever makes them feel good.

The narcissists project themselves as the victim of their past, their relationships, and the circumstances. The empaths are givers; they try to make up for all the unfortunate things that have ever happened to the narcissist.

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6. The empath has a pure heart and can’t imagine that the unresolved wounds of the narcissist are not the same as their own.

Healing those wounds is different from their own. They will always try their best to make things healthy and happy for the narcissist, and the narcissist will let them.

Because that’s exactly why they have chosen the empath. They have no intentions of changing, all they care about is the narcissistic supply they’re getting from the empath.

7. The relationship is all about the narcissist.

In an empath and narcissist relationship, the empath realizes this slowly, and a time comes when they feel afraid to talk or fight for their needs and desires.

In their attempt to please, they don’t want to voice their true needs. They would rather be likable than give any reason to be disliked. But, secretly they are not too happy.

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