Sometimes, a coworker or some acquaintance would ask if I was seeing anyone to make conversation. ” Before I know it, I was crying right there, while walking down the street. What was the point of living if I didn’t have anyone to share my life with?
I told them that I was taking a break from dating for a while to heal from the breakup. After being in a relationship for seven years and losing touch with a lot of friends, my social skills were pretty much nonexistent. As I was passing by a busy restaurant, I looked in the window and saw so many people at quiet, intimate tables sharing smiles and conversations over candle light. My mind became flooded with all of these thoughts like “Why is it never me in there with someone else? That’s not my proudest moment, and back then, I’d probably be ashamed to share that with you.
Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is defined by The Mayo Clinic as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.
Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.
But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” We live in an increasingly narcissistic world.
I hung up the phone with tears streaming down my face as I stepped into my new reality.
I only had one friend in the world, who happened to live fairly far away, so most of my newfound singlehood was spent alone.
Professor Brad Bushman of the Ohio State University put it bluntly, when he said: “Narcissists are very bad relationship partners.” Studies show that in a narcissistic relationship, your partner is more likely to engage in manipulative or game playing behaviors and less likely to be committed long-term.
But with brothers I find, that they, too, have internalized a particular relationship to the body-type most associated with the mammy figure.
They see girls like me as sisters, as homegirls, but not as love options, because they don’t find big girls sexy.
Hard statistics and science are pointing in this direction.
The “look at me” mentality that is often promoted by social networks like Facebook has people positively enamored with the image they present to the world.