Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and while it’s supposed to be a day of love and appreciation, for some people, it can turn into a nightmare, specifically if you’re in a relationship with a narcissist. So today, we’re going to talk about something that many people experience but rarely speak about, which is how narcissists will try to manipulate and control you on Valentine’s Day. If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a narcissist, you know that they have a unique way of turning even the most innocent situations into chaos. But why do they do it, especially on Valentine’s Day? Ultimately, they just want all the attention for themselves. So, they will try to make sure that the day is all about them and their wants and desires, even if it’s at your expense. The truth is that dealing with a narcissist is like dealing with a bottomless pit. You’re expected to be 100% dedicated to them, constantly giving but never receiving anything in return. It’s exhausting because it can feel like they literally suck the life out of you, leaving you perpetually drained and depleted. They’re like energy vampires, fulfilling their needs by draining every ounce of energy from you. That’s just the nature of the narcissist. So now, let’s dive in and uncover some tricks they might pull this Valentine’s Day.
Number 1: They’ll prevent you from spending time with others.
As you know, Valentine’s Day is such a special time to show love, whether it’s romantic or for family. That’s why people give things like sweet cards to their kids, parents, best friends, or anyone important in their life. It’s just a lovely day to remember and share that love. Narcissists, on the other hand, feel intimidated by stuff like that. They really don’t like holidays like Valentine’s Day because it means others will get attention instead of them, and that’s just not okay in their book. It’s a threat to their sense of importance. What’s more, their jealousy can really ramp up if you spend time with anyone other than them on Valentine’s Day. They might make you feel guilty if you try to focus your attention elsewhere because they want all of it. Even worse, they could make snarky comments about who you’re spending Valentine’s Day with instead of them. Or even accuse you of not caring enough about them since you’ll be with others on that day.
Number 2: They will love-bomb you.
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