Grace for my Heart

It’s Narcissist Friday!     

We all try to make sense of why narcissism happens. The person who seemed so loving and attentive is now cruel and manipulative. Maybe something is wrong. Maybe it’s a disease or maybe something was broken before and only came out later. We try to rationalize the cause of the cruelty.

The first stage of grief is denial. When we begin to realize that what we thought we had was false or is now gone, we feel we have to come up with some kind of excuse. No one could or would choose to be that cruel, we say. No person could treat another that way, we say. There must be a cause, we say. Once we face the reality of what happened, we want to explain the reason it happened.

At first, most people think they misunderstood. Then they often wonder if they did…

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