• Narcissists rarely regret leaving their partners as they tend to prioritize their own needs and desires above others.
– Let’s face it, narcissists are all about themselves. They don’t care much about other people’s feelings or well-being unless it serves them in some way. So when a narcissist decides to leave a relationship, chances are they’ve already thought long and hard (or not at all) about how this benefits them.
• They may feel a sense of relief or freedom after ending the relationship, rather than remorse or sadness.
– Breaking up with someone can be tough, but for a narcissist it might actually be liberating. No more having to deal with another person’s emotions or needs! It’s like getting out of jail free – except you were never really in jail because that would imply caring what other people think.
• However, if the narcissist perceives that their ex-partner is doing better without them, they may experience feelings of jealousy or resentment.
– Ah yes, the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head once again. Even though a narcissist doesn’t want anything to do with their ex anymore (unless it suits them), seeing that person thrive without them can still sting a little bit. How dare someone else have happiness outside of my control?!
• Some narcissists may also try to win back their former partner’s attention and affection after breaking up with them, even if they don’t truly regret leaving.
– Just when you thought you were finally rid of your ex-narcissist…they come crawling back! This isn’t necessarily because they miss you so much as it is an ego boost for them. “Look how easily I can get this person back under my thumb!” Gross.
• It’s important for those who have been in relationships with narcissists to focus on healing themselves rather than waiting for any kind of apology or regret from the other person.
– Repeat after me: “I don’t need their apology to heal.” It can be tempting to hold out hope that your ex-narcissist will come back and say they’re sorry for everything. But the reality is, it’s unlikely to happen – and even if it does, do you really want an insincere apology from someone who hurt you so deeply?
• Narcissists often view their partners as extensions of themselves, rather than individuals with their own thoughts and feelings.
– To a narcissist, other people are just pawns in their game of life. They don’t see them as autonomous beings with unique personalities or emotions; instead they treat them like objects to manipulate for personal gain.
• This can make it difficult for them to empathize or feel remorse when they leave a relationship.
– If you’ve ever tried talking sense into a narcissist about how much they’ve hurt you (or anyone else), you know what I’m talking about here. They simply cannot understand why anyone would feel bad because of something THEY did. It’s beyond comprehension.
• Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy towards others.
– In case there was any doubt before now…yes, being a narcissist is actually considered a mental health condition! Unfortunately there isn’t yet a cure for this affliction known as “being terrible.”
• While some narcissists may experience temporary regret or nostalgia after leaving a partner, this is not common due to their tendency to prioritize themselves over others.
– Sure, maybe once in awhile even the most selfish person feels twinges of guilt or sadness over hurting someone else. But let’s be real – those moments are few and far between when we’re dealing with full-blown NPD.
• It’s important for those who have been in relationships with narcissists to seek support from friends, family, or mental health professionals.
– If you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist, chances are it’s taken a toll on your mental health. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Whether that means talking to friends and family or seeking professional therapy, taking care of yourself is crucial.
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