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I understand this one all too well. The Narcissist/Sociopath doesn't feel the need to be present in the marriage/relationship. While you are left to raise the children, work, maintain the home & cater to his/her every demand, he/she is out having their good time and concerned only about his/her self. Your needs and desires come only after his/hers has been met......if then.

"The convenient memory loss of a narcissist . "I don't remember that." "You must not be remembering that right." "That never happened." It is easier for them to be dismissive of what you both KNOW to be correct, than own up to their actions and admit responsibility for any wrongdoing." ~ A.L.N. TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH!

Ex Recycling ♻️‍‍ -I would be the "Crazy" ex who sees through the bullshit. But DM is the "in love with him" bitch, who hasn't a shred of dignity left, thus she clings & follows like a lost puppy -no matter how ugly it gets.

I understand the devastation of having the EVIL of a Sociopathic Narcissist in your life. After what I did, I was starting to believe that I had crossed over into insanity. The JOURNEY out of the deep pit, was taken one step at a time. - Mary A. Faher/THE CEMENT BENCH

Preparedness does not prevent pain, this, and I have learned this, personally, over the last few years, but I think sometimes it can provide an opportunity to brace oneself. Being prepared may keep the pain from knocking you to your knees or perhaps knowing that something is possible can provide you with the strength to get back up, if it does. From one survivor to another to another, there are five things I wish I had known when I left my 10 year abusive marriage.

It is not your fault. Recovery from abuse takes time...sometimes years....but it is possible. You can rebuild your life, but you have to let go of what cannot be changed and move forward.