CAN A COVERT NARCISSIST GO LONG TERM in A RELATIONSHIP, IF SO, What MAKES THEM stay? IS IT LOVE?

Mine did. If a covert is truly capable of some kind of love I believe she felt it at times, but it came in cycles. Typically it went in the classic love bomb/abuse/discard cycle, except instead of completly discarding me she'd have a failure to launch and change her mind. Or

Can a narcissist be in a long term relationship?

Actually, surprisingly YES. If you look at the time line of a typical cycle of a "relationship" with a Narcissist it can some times take years for the partner to escape.It's because the Narc is so slick and manipulative in the Love Bombing stage, so over the top, charismatic, "loving", etc..

Do people who leave their long term relationships regret it?

I left a perfect man who loved me and supported me in everything I did for another man.First few months of our relationship, I was dizzy with love. It started so exciting and romantic, everything was great. We had absolutely no problem at all. He was caring, funny, intelligent... Great cook... Similar taste of movies, music etc with me...

How to find a partner if sexual preferences are important

I have lost hope. Dating sites do not allow anonymity OR the expression of sexual preferences. Hookup sites are for casual encounters. People on spiritual dating sites do not believe sexual preferences should be important. How am I supposed to find my soul-mate if I would like a long-term relationship with someone spiritually oriented who also loves cunnilingus?

How can just one argument end a long-term relationship?

It's never just one argument that ends a relationship. The partner who ends the relationship after the final argument has likely been discontented for awhile, but hasn't said anything. Many pretend things are more okay than they are when they're debating whether or not to stay in a relationship. They don't

How did you know it was time to end your long term relationship when you lived together?

Haven't done this before to be honest, but living together there definitely would be feelings of complacency, more opportunities for argument and it'll be easy to lose that spark. But then how do people make it work?They would have to put in intentional effort once in a while, be honest with each other

How did your long term relationships end?

When we first fall in love how amazing is that. We all tend to walk on air . All that endorphins , adrenaline rush that b*tch butterflies in our stomach the feel is amazing.But once the relationship grows older we get bored , we strive for a change becauseMuch like the original Homo-sapiens we are not designed to

How to come to terms with ending a long term relationship

Realize that it takes two to make things work.People grow into the person they want to become.There is a finite amount of time we have with others, so never take for granted the time you have and appreciate every moment.Understand what you learned from the other person/relationship.Not every relationship is succesful,

How to recover from a long term relationship

Spend time with your friends. Having conversation with other people keeps your mind off your ex.Find something outdoorsy to do. I have found that sunshine makes me feel less depressed. Exercise increases adrenalin level which would make you feel good.Finally when you are ready, meet new people. If you are at school, join a student club.

How to successfully leave a long term relationship

1. Have somewhere to go.2. Be quick & clean; don't negotiate. explain and leave.3. Try not to involve other people more than you have to. Many of your friends will be shared; try not to force them to 'take sides'4. But do be wary that some WILL take sides,

How long did you think about ending your long term relationship before you actually did?

Well, how long did I think about ending it? From the first year we were married, 1975, until the day I broke free forever, May3,1983. In between those dates I endured beating after beating, unfaithfulness from him. I filed for divorce, had an affair

How quickly do you start dating after a long term relationship?

I have two answers to this question. How soon do I start SERIOUSLY dating after the end of a LTR? I take my time. I wait until I no longer feel that pull toward my ex, when I'm no longer feeling hurt or angry, and

How was the beginning of your relationship with your current long term partner? Did you click right away or not? If not how did you start liking each other?

I have been in three longer term relationships in my life and a few short ones.All of the long term relationships have had an instant spark. Almost an intitative connection that I would say was love at first sight. That said, I don't know if that is real. I suspect that it is a subconscious process of evaluating that

How would you describe the feeling of love (in a long-term relationship)? Is it a conscious choice to value your partner or more tender feeling when you look at them?

This is difficult to answer, because by my estimation the question itself is flawed.Though I believe you're closer with the mention of a conscious choice, it seems the conscious choice is the result of a feeling or a feeling itself.Love is NOT a

People in a long term relationship, what is the closest you've ever been to cheating on your SO?

I once had a woman in my office who was a bit too touchy feely and kept putting her hand on my arm or my shoulder as she laughed delightedly at my dumb jokes. I found a way to get to

What helped you get over the end of a long term relationship?

What I finally understood was that I had given her the power of approval over me. When she broke up with me, I was devastated because it didn't matter how I felt about me. All that mattered was how she felt about me, or more

What should I do if my long term relationship is literally taking my powers and is making me feel disrespected but the partner is not really acknowledging it?

The short answer is Leave. One of the worst mistake you can make is wait for your partner to agree with your need to break free.This would require for them to recognize they are abusive and bad for you, which they have no benefit in doing.If leaving isn't an option

What would you consider a long term relationship?

This is not something that has a definition that fits all of them.the best way i can describe one would be my grandparents, they were married for 50+ years, raised 4 children and helped them through college. and for the last 8–10 years grandma was with him through steadily degrading Alzheimer's.

Why did your long-term relationship end?

I've had two relationships that I hung around for three years+. I've been married for far longer. Marriage is a different animal. The level of commitment is higher, and also, $$ is involved.But I digress. You asked about relationships. This is a difficult question. I

Why do some narcissists have very long-term relationships, like 20 years?

Narcissists try to leave nothing to chance, they plan ahead, look carefully for their

How effective is online dating for finding long-term relationships?

I dated online for over 4 years (with many ups an downs, and a few decent relationships in between - and a few awful first dates!) but ultimately I met my now husband in the end.I don't think I was successful 100% of the time, and that's usually what tears people

After getting out of a long-term relationship, do you regret having met your ex-partner? After all, s/he caused you heartbreak.

Not at all. I was totally, 100% bonkers over the woman I met, married, and who ultimately joined me in dissolving our marriage after 25 years and two kids. She has recently married her high school sweetheart, probably a better (at least more

After getting out of a long-term relationship, when and how did you know that you were ready to start dating again, even just casually?

After I decided to divorce my husband, I began dating almost immediately. I knew because my emotions felt in-check. It was very casual at first; I was more one-night standing than anything. It felt fun. I wasn't thinking about my husband much and when I did think of him or he crossed my mind, feelings didn't send me

Are long-term relationships with narcissists possible?

I guess so, but they're most likely not monogamous. My ex narc was married 11 years, 3 kids with first wife, over 20 years, one kid with second wife. Me? Despite the fact that we were childhood sweethearts who reconnected, I threw him out

Are you in a long-term relationship (married or not) and intentionally live apart from your partner? What's it like?

Yes, I am married and yes, I intentionally live apart from my spouse.We were arranged married. For the initial 2 years we were in long distance. Not that we didn't fight or were very happy but things were still bearable. Things started going rapidly downhill once I moved

At what age/point does a person seek a long term relationship?

I suppose that people start seeking a long term relationship when they want to settle down in life and when their life is stable. When people are done having all the young adult fun, partying, drinking, doing silly things, etc. they start to settle down and tone down the wild, crazy life that young adults have. As people get

CAN A COVERT NARCISSIST GO LONG TERM in A RELATIONSHIP, IF SO, What MAKES THEM stay? IS IT LOVE?

Yes, it would be love. Many narcissists do love others. They perhaps have an agenda going on in the background. It would be a frantic worrying about losing a person they trust or they know loves them deeply. They wonder who they can find to fill that place if the relationship breaks up. However, that is

Can a man love someone else while he is in a long-term relationship?

Let me tell you my own story it is somewhat similar :-I was dating a guy lets call him X, since 6 years everything was going smoothly, we went on n number of dates, We were happy couple, our friends,

Can a narcissist fake an entire long term relationship?

I was married to a narcissist for 32 years, together for 34 years. We have three beautiful children together and one beautiful grandchild. I was discarded for a new supply. Looking back on our marriage there were red flags from day one that I looked over, The love bombing

Can INFJs be in long-term relationships?

Yes, yes and yes. In fact, it's their most natural and favorable situation. See related INFJ as a Heart-Breaker: the Star Card. One of the reasons an INFJ breaks so many hearts is because they ARE monogamous. They can't love more than one person. They can like several people and even

Divorced women now in long-term, live-together dating relationships, how different is it from being married?

It's different because there's no legal binding contract between the two...women who do this are mainly looking for the financial support that a man can provide to her. Yes, I know women make thier own money, but most don't make enough to support themselves , especially if they have kids.

Do I need to seek professional advice on how to maintain long term relationship?

You need to speak to someone who has a successful long term relationship themselves. They also need to be someone that you are comfortable enough with to honestly tell everything about your past relationships. They also have to be the type of person that will be honest with you and not

Do people in long term relationships ever think of leaving their partner, and why?

Yes, virtually every day.The reason is simple: we are not, by nature, a monogamous creature. Through his creation of organized religion and his need to control others through fear and manipulation, mankind has created this notion that we need to pair off and commit to each other (for artificial reasons of fidelity - also totally created in our

Do people who leave their long term relationships regret it?

I left a perfect man who loved me and supported me in everything I did for another man.First few months of our relationship, I was dizzy with love. It started so exciting and romantic, everything was great. We had absolutely no problem at all. He

Do you believe that after someone causes a long term relationship to end, that someone will ever find love again?

Yes, 100% possible.It depends on your attitude; for example, if you got cheated by your long-term partner, and you believe tgat tge next person is going to do the same, then you're going to ruin your next relationship, sometimes before

Does abuse occur in every long-term romantic relationship?

No, abuse doesn't happen in every long term relationship.I think we all should be educated about domestic violence and this TED Talk I found will give you the information you need to understand about domestic violence.Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leaveWhy domestic violence victims don't leaveLearn more

Financially, what is the difference between a long-term relationship and a marriage?

Federal income tax rates and deductions while alive and right after one of you dies if you have dependentsSome state income tax rates and deductionsEstate and inheritance tax rates and deductionsConsequent costs of keeping a shared business when one of you diesAccess to your spouse's Social Security and pensionAccess to Social Security

For those in long-term relationships, how long into the relationship was it before you reached the turning point where you started looking forward to your SO's brief absences (biz travel, etc)?

We've been together 18 years. I like the occasional solo shopping trip, but otherwise I prefer to be together. A few times he was away overnight and I hated it. I had to stay overnight in the hospital a while ago and not having him there was hard.I think I feel this way for this

Have you ever been in a long term relationship where your significant other didn't want to include you in their life at all? No being around their friends or meeting them, separate life, etc?

My first lesbian relationship was like that the second time around of us dating. It seemed as if she went back into the closet as I came out and was pretty

Have you ever been involved with a woman who was already in a long term relationship with someone else with whom she also lived, and yet she claimed to love you more? For how long and how has it turned out for you?

I have been that very woman. I was trapped in that we both had bought a house together, and I could not afford to make mortgage payments and rent payments at the same time. I needed to go directly from the sale of the house to

Have you ever had a crush on someone while being in a long term relationship?

I've gone anonymous because I'm just coming out of a very long term relationship and if my ex (it feels so weird writing that word) might somehow find it, I know it would destroy him.And here's the thing, my partner and I really

Have you had a long-term relationship that actually got better after marriage?

Oh man did I.I'm in year 13 of my relationship and year 9 of my marriage.We almost broke up that first few months of living together.She was 22 and I was 27. When I first saw her I knew we

How can couples who have experienced infidelity in a long term relationship w/ kids work past such betrayal?

They must see it as life's learning and benefit from it. If the mistake is only used for shame and humiliation, it will be like a slow death and the marriage will either anyway. It is rarely a one sided deal. Both people were involved even if one was

How can men move on after a long-term relationship so quickly?

When the relation that has been persistent for ages goes to a toss on happening of an event that is beyond vearable limits, men tend to go away immediately. For example when a woman he lives passionately is seen in intimate relationship with other man, the best way felt would be to

How did you deal with losing a long-term relationship?

Oh god, not well at allI was in a relationship, with my now ex boyfriend, for almost three years. He was everything I had ever wanted in a guy. He was the type of guy who would drop everything to come see me if I just

How did you end your long term relationship? How did they react?

I've ended them all the same.I don't think this is working. I can't do this anymore. I think its best if we just go our separate ways.No fuss. no muss. There's nothing they can say really.Of course they agree and

How did you know it was time to end your long term relationship when you lived together?

Haven't done this before to be honest, but living together there definitely would be feelings of complacency, more opportunities for argument and it'll be easy to lose that spark. But then how do people make it work?They would have to put in intentional effort once in a while, be

How difficult is your life after long term relationship breakup?

Well it was not that long term that I couldn't move on or it was really difficult for me to move on but yes in starting it hurts.. there's lots of cries ...every single memmories let you down yeah you do blame your self sometimes .but as time passes...things start getting change...you understand what's Worth and what's not..

How do covert narcissists manage to have long-term relationships?

Although I was with my ex for a relatively short time, 11 months in all, she had been with her ex husband for 14 years prior to me.She discarded him pretty brutally after 6 weeks with me, just walked in and told him she was leaving him.By the time she left him, he was a broken shell of

How to get over from long term relationship when I am not the one who ended it

Consider that the other person's feelings are every bit as important as yours. This person didn't break up with you to be mean. For whatever reason it isn't working for them which doesn't make either of you a bad person.Break ups and new relationships are natural and

How do people maintain long-term dating relationships?

People who want to keep a long-term fwb casual dating have to obey the following rules:Be clear about what you are looking for.Don't to except it turn into a relationship.Check it intermittently with how you're feelings.Try to get a read on your partner's feelings too.Talk about how you're going to talk about.Lay down some ground rules.Know where to

How to come to terms with ending a long term relationship

Realize that it takes two to make things work.People grow into the person they want to become.There is a finite amount of time we have with others, so never take for granted the time you have and appreciate every moment.Understand what you learned from

How to get over a long term relationship with someone you really loved

First let me tell you that I am sorry for your loss and although everything may seem bleek now, don't lose hope.If you have just broken up with your partner, then chances are that right now you are going through denial. Your mind is actively trying to not get used to the fact that he or she is no

How to get over a long term relationship without having anyone to talk to

I am still getting over my 3-year long relationship which was supposed to end a few months back. But as usual, as any human is at default, I had a few slips and now its just 5 weeks when my relationship actually got over. In the initial stages,

How to get over an ex-partner of a long-term relationship

The problem I see with most men that are into relationships MOST get out of one is that they deposit so much EXPECTATIONS and their self confidence on that person, so when this person gets out of their life they lose hope and their self love.This is the 3 step way of fixing it EASILY;1 Understand that people that

How to know when its time to end a long term relationship

There is no certain parameter that is set in this case. Some might say that talking to each other was no longer fun, some might say that they had trust issues etc.Long distance relationship has everything in common with the normal relationships except the couple is able to meet in a long while only.Thus, the time

How to learn to just be alone with yourself again after a long term relationship

I don't know if it's so much ‘learning' how to be alone, but adjusting to being alone. I also think the ease of adjusting is in direct proportion to how much you loved the person/situation you were in.My wife, after almost ten years of marriage decided that she didn't want

How to maintain desire and the sexual spark after many years into a relationship or marriage? Is it possible for a long term relationship to be more than just acceptance and compromise

By working together and living and laughing with this person you can not just maintain but actually grow the spark with your significant other. The sex gets better because it isn't just sex it is learning and understanding that other person and know exactly what you

How to recover after the break up of a long-term relationship

"You are able to spend just as long getting over him, as you spent loving him."First, you give yourself time to grieve. This is the ending of a long-term, serious relationship. Of COURSE it's going to be a massive change, especially if it was a

How to recover from a long term relationship

Spend time with your friends. Having conversation with other people keeps your mind off your ex.Find something outdoorsy to do. I have found that sunshine makes me feel less depressed. Exercise increases adrenalin level which would make you feel good.Finally when you are ready, meet new people. If you are at school, join a student club. If not,

How to start dating again after a long-term relationship, in the mid-30s with HSV

Just date like anyone else, but let a potential partner know of your HSV status before things get sexual. Some people wont care, some will freak out.I've seen many profiles where that information is right up front. I find that admirable, and not a dealbreaker, since something around 50% of north Americans

How to successfully leave a long term abusive relationship (4 years)

When I was 15 years of age, I had an abusive boyfriend who threatened to kill himself if I left him. He'd hold a knife to his arm or his belly and scare me to stay in order to prevent him from killing himself.One day, when I'd finally had enough of that, I said:

How to weasel of out a mid- or long-term relationship without telling the person how you feel

Forget it... and for the record, they already know.Humans aren't stupid, and worse, it's not a matter of intelligence, something you can print or read, and worse still, it's not even biological or chemical. You want to defeat your own energy emissions, your personal wi-fi? Good luck with that.So the next part is: if

How does a sociopath maintain a long-term relationship without becoming bored or toxic?

It's easy, we just do it if the relationship is worth our time. If the person that we are dating is interesting, funny, nice and thick skinned then I don't see me getting bored of them.Granted I may not be emotionally

How does one start over, relationship wise?

Short answer, you can't. Its impossible to start over if you have history with someone and no one can forget when they be been seriously hurt. However, getting back together (assuming this is a dating relationship) is possible. It takes time though. You need to prove

How is your long-term relationship going?

I am so lucky. I am so lucky. Both P and I were targets of abuse in our first marriages, so each of us understands that the other has certain quirks and oddities because of post-traumatic stress. But this guy. He treats me like a queen after more than eight years together (whereas my

How long did you think about ending your long term relationship before you actually did?

Well, how long did I think about ending it? From the first year we were married, 1975, until the day I broke free forever, May3,1983. In between those dates I endured beating after beating, unfaithfulness from him. I filed for divorce, had an affair and got pregnant. Cancelled the divorce because he made many false promises, had

How long does it take to completely move on from a long term relationship?

Depends on how and why it ended. Some people may have an easier time walking away from a toxic 3 year relationship than walking away from a 3 month albeit happier relationship.Assuming this was a long term normal relationship with the regular amount of ups and downs but finally the inevitable break up happened

How long does it take to get over a short-term relationship?

Just like a long-term relationship, It Depends on the people involved.For some they can recover quickly, potentially even just days, others it can take a long time. Neither one, nor anywhere in between, is wrong. Some have preconceived ideas though on how long,

How long does psychology or science say it takes to recover from a long term relationship?

It is really up to the individual.  A long term relationship end is like a loss or death, depending on the intensity of the relationship.  But all parties involved MUST, I repeat MUST look within to see what happened with the failed union.  Everything is in

How quickly do you start dating after a long term relationship?

I have two answers to this question. How soon do I start SERIOUSLY dating after the end of a LTR? I take my time. I wait until I no longer feel that pull toward my ex, when I'm no longer feeling hurt or angry, and

How was the beginning of your relationship with your current long term partner? Did you click right away or not? If not how did you start liking each other?

I have been in three longer term relationships in my life and a few short ones.All of the long term relationships have had an instant spark. Almost an intitative connection that I would say was love at first sight. That said, I don't know if that is real. I suspect that it

If a long-term relationship ends because of an affair, will you always regret having had that relationship?

Nah ... every relationship I've ever been in has taught me something .. depending on my maturity level and self awareness at the time. Sometimes about myself, sometimes about others and how I interact with them - like why do I choose the people

If you're in a long-term relationship, what are some of the reasons that you're putting off marriage?

I don't wanna get married. Period, full stop. Don't want to split finances, don't want that kind of skin in the game. Betting someone half the money I make going forward doesn't sound ideal.I don't even want to move in with my lady friend. I'm down riding things until they end. If I did, it would

In what circumstances could a covert narcissist stay in a long term romantic relationship?

To consider why narcissists do certain things, it can be helpful to consider their idealized false self and how important maintaining the image of that false self is.Narcissists have been emotionally abused/traumatized/neglected at a very young age, causing their emotional development to be stunted at the age of

Is anyone in a long term romantic relationship and not care to be married? I have always wondered why I just do not have the urge or lack of motivation to make things official..

My boyfriend and I are 49 and 46 respectively. He was married and had two kids with his ex wife who are 22 and 16. He then had a long term relationship with his ex girlfriend and they have an 8 year old together. I was married for 7 years and got divorced 17 years ago. I have

Is it common/typical when in a long term relationship to at one point or another open up/talk to each other about what happened in their previous relationship or is it common to keep it to yourself?

It is not restricted to a long term relationship only, you got to open up and talk. We all get our baggages along in our relationship at first both partners is at their best behaviour but beyond a point you to start taking that mask off and be the real you. in doing so there are

Is it easier to maintain successful long term polyamorous relationships or a successful long term monogamous relationship?

It depends if you are a poly person or a mono person. Research has discovered a gene difference. Which explains why mono people who try to be poly can suffer greatly. It also explains why some poly people can feel wrong in a mono relationshipHowever we are talking about people who can vary greatly from different

Is it 'natural' to be in a long-term relationship?

Wanting multiple women is quite common among men. However, usually in polygamous societies most men are left out.However, it is extremely expensive to raise a child, and most women would prefer to have a man take on at least some of the expense. For one man to do this for many women is prohibitively

Is it normal for guys to flirt with other women right after they get out of a long-term relationship?

That completely depends on the guy and the circumstances of the breakup.Shy guys who didn't want the relationship to end will likely take a while to build up their self-confidence, and also need time to trust women again.Guys who broke up with their

Is it possible to have a long term, happy, monogamous marriage?

Yes.My grandparents got married at the age of 30 and were married for 52 years before my grandfather died, four months after which my grandmother died too.They argued everyday about little things and seemed to be constantly teasing each other. However, the love they

Isn't the 'love bombing' people say 'narcissists' do in new relationships just the 'honeymoon' phase of a relationship or just lust? Isn't it narcissistic in itself to think a long term relationship won't evolve into something less idealistic?

No, because the narcissist seems to lose their sense of self during the phase. You are literally the nicest, shiniest thing in the world to them. You have no flaws to them. They devote their being to you, your interests, your life.They don't see you as a regular person. You are the best thing since sliced bread.They don't

My boyfriend believes in a lot of conspiracy theories that I don't and we have different politics has anyone made a long term relationship work with these differences?

I recommend that you both listen to the other as if that person has something valuable to say.Plenty of conspiracy theories have turned out to be true or partly true.The Gulf of Tonkin incident for example.UFO's.Etc.It's worth remembering that

My ex narc makes $500,000 a year his new supply makes 2 million a year. Will he be able to keep his mask on for a long-term relationship?

Who cares?Why do YOU care? You say he's your ex. So, what difference could it make to you?If you are still worrying about, thinking about, ruminating about this stuff, then you are still ‘under his thrall

People in long term relationships, how do you know you are with the right person and not simply just comfortable and content?

I cannot bare to be away from my girlfriend. We literally run to each other after a few hours of not seeing one another.I want to make her happy. I want that pretty smile and I do anything for it.Despite loving to sleep, I wake up half an hour early at least every

People who've had a long term relationship end, what did you do to help keep your mind off it and get over it?

After a long term relationship you will feel empty. You were under the belief it made you whole rather then reminded you you were whole. My first day after the break up I remeber driving to church feeling more numb than ever. The only time I felt more numb was when I seen my

Quite shocked when he said he wasn't open for a long term relationship as he just ended one. What is a long term relationship?

I think that this is a more general question since subjectively each and every one of us could have a slightly different interpretation as to what a long term relationship would be. However, I generally would think of it as a serious relationship that

Should I let go of my long-term relationship?

I know how it feels. I've been there too. But I gained some valuable information and no longer feel vulnerable anymore. The problem seems to be because there is no equal share of give-get here. You give more than you get and he gets more than he

What are some great ways for a 31 year old woman to find a long-term relationship without using dating sites?

I believe women are single because they wanna be. With that said, if you are single and can't find any guys, this leads me to believe that you might be overweight, if not, thenStay fit, hit the gym, having kids already won't help

What are some of the common reasons behind the end of a long-term relationship?

The natural tendency to take each other for granted.One person trying to dominate the other.The feeling of suppression by the other.Lack of self confidence.Lack of confidence in the other.Interference of the third party.Unfulfilled desires, dreams and needs.Boredom, fatigue and tiredness.Financial handicapsAnd of course , familiarity breeds contempt.Especially when there is no other person to share one's feelings and there

What are three things you would have to know to start dating again after a long term relationship?

Nothing nothing and nothing.Casual sex yes. Serious dating, hell no.To take someone seriously for dating, I'd need to know they loved me. But it's impossible to know. People lie about that all the time. I'd need to know they were practicing safe sex, but it's easy to lie about

What can we do to make our beloved one feel secure in a long-term relationship?

I used to date a guy who was super insecure but appeared strong and confidence to everyone else (including me when we first met). His facade fell apart when I noticed he would remind me every time he did something nice for me like a child needing his parent's acknowledgement and praise. A simple thank you

What do the stages in a covert narcissist's long term relationship look like over time?

What do the stages in a covert narcissist's long term relationship look like over time?The idolize phase in the beginning is the best part because she's giving me everything I want and desire. Nothing is off limits and I'm giving her everything too. It's one of the best parts having

What do you think the major mistake many people make when looking for a partner for a long term relationship or marriage?

Being sold on appearances and that initial phase where everything seems perfect and easy.IMO a relationship doesn't really start until after a few years and it's not even remotely challenging or at least shouldn't be until 3 or 4th year, if you're already arguing and fighting all the time and having these disagreements and battles all

What does intimacy look like for a narcissist in a long term relationship?

I have learned besides trust as the foundation, there are four key areas that are critical for the health of any relationship. Narcissism is so toxic and destructive because it fails in all four of these areas described below:I'm not needy. This is self-management.

What does it mean when a grown man has never had a long term relationship? He has had many relationships, but each has lasted less than 7 months.

All that means is either he hasn't found someone that he has connected with and doesn't want to waste anymore time with that person or he likes the feeling of a new relationship. Some people actually get bored or can't commit. Maybe it's a fear.

What does it mean when you get out of a toxic long term relationship and you're still not over the person after 4 months?

Jackie, it takes ages to get over a long-term toxic relationship. Sadly, four months is nowhere near enough time., mate.I have been in a toxic relationship and quite frankly, it took me a good year + before I gave up angsting