Toxic to the core. Knowing he has multiple women on the side and one who won't leave no matter what he does makes him feel powerful. It's a true sickness. Makes me sick to my stomach. Wish women would open their eyes!
A chart showing all of the phases and stages of the battered woman syndrome, applicable in parent/child relationships as well. Too bad some people in this situation can't see their dysfunction and instead think they are emotionally normal and healthy.
The truth hurts. A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people's true colors.
The symptoms of abuse are there, and the woman usually sees them: the escalating frequency of put-downs. Early generosity turning more and more to selfishness. Verbal explosions when he is irritated or when he doesn’t get his way.
Put your own oxygen masks on first. We can guve and help othrrs only from our overflow and reserve of good energy. We must help ourselves first and then give to others. VALUE YOURSELVES EVEN IF IT MEANS HARD WORK!