The narcissist and the empath

This is the most chillingly accurate description of my last relationship I have ever read.

Someone sent it to me, and it reduced me to tears – (of sadness) for that vulnerable damaged woman I was, sadness, but also compassion and tenderness .. and that’s one big step up from loathing, self criticism and self hatred


I don’t know why the written word should be so powerful, and move me so much … but each of these stages happened to me so exactly as described … I feel ill now, literally sick to the stomach, and I know I need some more self care, and self love … at least for this weekend.