Question: What are the effects of dating a narcissist?

Narcissists make stellar first impressions on potential romantic partners. But as time goes on, the relationship may get harder to maintain. The saddest parts of dating a narcissist are below, including that theyre self-absorbed, impatient, and think in black-and-white terms.

What can dating a narcissist do to you?

Dating a narcissist can take a toll on your self-esteem. Your partner may engage in gaslighting behavior, making you feel you are crazy or forgetful; sabotage your relationship or other friendships; turn all the blame in the relationship towards you; or even deliver intense praise, followed by verbal abuse.

Can a relationship work out with a narcissist?

Its certainly possible to have a relationship with a narcissist, but its going to be emotionally and psychologically exhausting. Narcissists drain all the life and spirit from their partner, using them as an emotional — and sometimes literal — punching bag.

How long do narcissist relationships last?

Narcissists lose interest as the expectation of intimacy increases, or when theyve won at their game. Many have trouble sustaining a relationship for more than six months to a few years. They prioritize power over intimacy and loathe vulnerability, which they consider weak.

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