The sudden silences. The inability to say sorry. The never-ending game of blame and accusation. The argument over nothing. Why does a narcissist do all of this?
Most narcissistic people often portray themselves as a commitment-phobe and claim to have a huge traumatic history behind it. They will tell you all kinds of stories like how their parents broke up or their ex-girlfriend or ex-wife broke their hearts and now they are just too damaged to commit. The commitment game, a classic example of mind games narcissists play while dating.