I was not aware in any way, that the man I was falling in love with, had a delusional persona that he used to manipulate and exploit me.
I did not know his persona was a lie.
I did not have the opportunity to know the truth about him and therefore had the choice to know who he really was, and to walk away, stolen from me.
This is the reality of many narcissistic partner survivors.
Please know – if this happened to you – you should not feel any shame for having believed the lies, the persona, the fake image presented to you.
Narcissists often fool mental health professionals – so anyone can be fooled by them.
The only shame that should be felt – is by the narcissist – for their chosen manipulative, exploitative, devious and deceptive behaviours. Continue reading