Sadly, this isn’t about you - the narcissist is fond of making grand gestures because they love the idea of being seen to be generous.
A little further down the line they'll remind you saying, “I’ve done so much for you, you’re so ungrateful!
When things first get bad in the relationship, you may find yourself making excuses for your partner and reminiscing about the love bombing stage.
If you stick around after the love bombing, you’ll probably experience the next 9 signs commonly associated with dating a narcissist.
Keep reading to figure out if you’re involved with a narcissistic partner.
how can you spot a narcissist early on in the dating lifespan?
So how can you know if the person you're dating is actually a grade A narcissist?
The relationship is likely to be very intense, very early on.
And when they aren't doing that, they're showering you with flattering texts, calls, and gifts.
fix it: putting up with their tantrums, manipulations, and emotional unavailability only indulges them.
This is an issue that needs professional help, and fixing it is the narcissist’s hill to climb.
Narcissism exists on a scale from healthy self-confidence to a clinically diagnosable personality disorder.
Those that fall on the latter end of the spectrum are highly manipulative, which makes it even more difficult to identify.
By showing you what you shouldn't be putting up with, a relationship with a narcissist can teach you what it is you really want, need, and deserve from love: They’d promise you the moon if they thought it would make you admire them – but it’s not something they can deliver.