Break up and dating again
It's just a trick to get you to come back to them out of fear.
No contact is exactly what it sounds like: no contact whatsoever.
Dr Judith Orloff, a clinical psychiatrist at the University of California Los Angeles, wrote in a recent blog post on Psychology Today that narcissists can make you "fall in love with them so hard that it feels like you're giving up a part of your heart to leave them," because they're very good at becoming the center of your universe while you're with them.
Here's what to expect if you break up with a narcissist.
They are likely to give you the fight of your life because they're not done with you yet.
Narcissists hate losing their supply, so they won't let you go easily.
That means blocking their number, making sure any emails from their address go into your spam folder, and deleting them off social media.
This is tough, but mental health counselor Dr Stephanie Sarkis explains in a blog post on Psychology today that it's the best option because sooner or later the narcissist will find a way to return.
On the surface, narcissists can seem charming, engaging and charismatic, which can make them difficult to leave in the first place.After all, you have a lot to grieve over: the end of a relationship, and the person you thought your partner was.They love-bombed you when they first met you, and these feelings are still there, and they are strong and intense.They could also use their friends to try and make you jealous.So unless you're very good friends with them, and you trust them completely, you should probably wipe the social media slate clean.
As a reminder to yourself, jot down the reasons you split up. This is one of the reasons removing them from social media can be helpful — there's likely to be a lot of loved up selfies.