It’s difficult to identify a narcissistic partner and when you are dating one, it’s already too late for you. Narcissists are experts in carrying masks and their true characters are revealed only when the person who loves them is broken, torn apart, and unable to stand on their own. The aftermath of getting out of a toxic relationship with a narcissist is extremely draining and it takes a lot of time for someone to get back to the positive rhythm of life.
When you date a narcissist, it destroys all the good and pure things in you, and you become a shell of the person you were before you met them. Before they took away your vivaciousness, your light, your optimism, and your trust.
Here Is How You Feel After A Toxic Relationship With A Narcissist
1. Dating a narcissist makes you vulnerable.
You will try your best to hide your insecurities, your fear, your pain, and in this act of trying to hide your weaknesses, the opposite will happen. Your behavior, your expressions, and your words will reveal how weak you are and this will make you vulnerable and an easy victim for predators.
2. Dating a narcissist destroys your self-worth.
You will always feel that you didn’t deserve your narcissist partner because that’s what narcissists make their victims believe. You will stop believing that you are worthy, and you are important.
3. Dating a narcissist will always make you feel scared.
You will always remain frightened of others, you will always fear that you might be attacked anytime, and like your past experience, you will not even figure it out before it’s too late.
4. Dating a narcissist will make you suffer from depression and anxiety.
You were probably a lively person but your experiences with the narcissist left you so broken that you have developed anxiety and depression. The trauma of your past relationship haunts you.
5. Dating a narcissist will make you stop believing in others.
You trusted your narcissist partner before and he broke it. You will not trust anybody because you are scared to get hurt again. It’s just your defense mechanism at work.
6. Dating a narcissist will make you wear a fake smile.
You don’t wish to reveal your pain and you will wear the fake smile to convince others that you’re fine. You don’t want to open up to others.
7. Dating a narcissist will make you avoid talking about your past experience.
You will try your best not to discuss it because it gives you a lot of pain when you think about those moments. Also, you have trust issues with everyone.
It’s not easy to recover from a toxic relationship with a narcissist.