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You may be feeling crazy because you love a narcissist and are afraid to leave the abusive relationship. It will be easier to help yourself leave the more you know about codependency and narcissistic personality disorder. Abusive narcissists require someone who is willing to cater to their needs and to give up their own desires. Narcissists are self-destructive people with concealed low self-esteem and insatiable needs for attention and nothing to give. They parasitically attach to a giving, supportive person who avoids center stage and thrives on taking care of others.
Expecting something from an abusive narcissist who has nothing to give can make a codependent feel crazy. Trying to pretend that the narcissist is someone he or she is not can drive you wild. So what is codependency? Codependents are people who have spent years negotiating with reality concerning particular people from their past and present. Codependents spend years trying to get…
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