alright. i have been wanting to talk about this in a very very long time but i somehow finds it hard to do it because i was feeling insecure somehow. feeling that there’s a third eye watching somewhere but that was back then. now, i don’t really care if there’s really third eye or fourth or so on. it doesn’t really matter anymore.
what i want to talk about right here right now is about my life that was used to be under the grasp of a narcissist. How to know? Well, for me, how do I know?
Firstly, when everything that both of us are doing, but the only one who takes the blame is me. and the one who are always being left out is also me. they also have full access to my friendship with others while i don’t with theirs; which means, they always want to be included in whatever friendship i have back then. they just have to be present in which i used to think it was pretty cute that they’re dependable on me or how they sometimes chalk it up as my backup every time i went to any kind of social setting. and whatever we do, whenever it got praises, they somehow got more credit to it but well, it wasn’t really a problem for me because i don’t really like getting much attention anyway lol one of the most significant thing is, you will always feel alone. like, i used to think i have the bestest friend in the world, i have someone who understands me inside and out but i somehow feel so alone which doesn’t make sense, right? but that’s the reality, i wanted to reach out but i somehow felt reluctant to do so because i feel like i’ll bother them if i look for them and be like, a standby friend where they can leave and pick up whenever they want and always be available. but when they don’t need me i’ll be all by myself thinking that if everything is actually real. i mean, i was made to think that if this friendship… this whole bond matters so much to them as much as it is to me.
and what’s more damaging back then was, i was so emotionally dependent on them and even have this mentality of ‘i will gladly back them up… take the blame and whatever that is to keep them happy’ kinda thing which is pretty damaging after i realized what was happening, but yeah,, all that was in the name of being loyal. there was one time, where they come to me one day, telling me all these things where i am the most important person in their life, the only one they can trust. they’ll never leave me alone just because others are talking shit about me— but the very next day, when we meet, they treat me like strangers. and it was the most vivid thing that haunts me to this day. i think they prolly apologize for it but the thing is… they did the same thing over and over and OVER again for years and i will always be the one being left in the dirt, taking the fall and left alone to lick up my wounds. it was really hard. and my self esteem that time, plummeted. it took me a long while to figure things out but that not before i was being used again and again. being love-bombed in a minute and the next second, thrown away like a dirt and i even think i deserved it and what’s more funny was that, i still admires them, no matter what they do to me, from all the hurt, i still think they’re the coolest person in the world. the person who i will take the bullet for.
but that was during the love-bombing. and when i am no longer of use, i will have to deal with the damage. detaching myself from the world… trying to figure out why my most important person in the world treat me like this? treat me like an option? am i not important to them? i even thought that maybe i am no longer needed in the world. it was a very dark place for me but one thing that i was immensely grateful of was that, i have my sister to pick me up when im on the floor. she was the main mvp who taught me to pull my shiz together and be done with this narcissist and i did. although i didn’t do it to get back at this person, i did it mostly for my healing, for all the pieces of me that was lost during all those time where i thought i was saving them, i thought i was protecting them. it was like that.
but yeah, other than my sister, i got a few online friends that actually still talks to me to this day… they’re the ones that reminds me that i am not alone in this world. maybe people in real life couldn’t match my passion but my online friends…. they’re a miracle to me. that’s why i don’t care if people are saying online friendship aren’t real– i don’t care for it because online friendships are the one that saved me. that made me feel like there is more to life, and there are people out there in the world are better suited for us and it’s not necessarily someone who grow up with you. i figured all that out in my own time, my own pace— with a constant support and push of my sister. she really is my saving grace. i don’t think i’ll ever made it to this day if she never reach out to me because back then… i never even think, not in a million years that i needed help. i just constantly think that i’m a useless person and this world is a better place without me and yeah, like i said, it was a dark place for me.
2018 was… really a healing year for me. because it was the year where i finally made myself do things i have always wanted to do, doing things that made me happy and honest.. i do get relapse from time to time… i fell through my plans… i discontinued my project… and i just kinda staying idle, feeling useless for months but i picked myself back up again and learn so much in 2018. i learn from the hurt, from the healing and from people who are around me. i became more aware of the energy of the world. to think that i was so disconnected back then because seriously… i was a one-track mind kinda person so it’s really hard to change uwu but i did it, not without difficulties of course.
and sure, i don’t blame this person anymore nor do i resent them. i do used to resent them a lot like, A LOT. i remember there was one time, i don’t really remember when… i just feel like puking whenever they reached out to me. i feel… disgusted and angry because i know why they reached out to me every damn time and it’s just… made me want to run away from them. it’s like an automatic reflex.. i avoided them like a plague and the circumstances back then, couple of years ago.. our paths didn’t merge that much because we were doing different things.. by different i mean, i’m not doing anything. at all. and they’re living the life. but starting from 2017, if im not mistaken… i made a decision that being angry doesn’t help with my healing. hating them will only fuel the hurt, will only push the knife that still attached to my back further. and i learn and learn, and read and read… at the same time… i reconnected myself to the world.
i talked to my friends again. i went out with my closest family (my sis especially) and even my parent, urged me all the time to go out and get some sun because i think they noticed how reclused i got back then. i think it did scares them at some point… i just can feel it. and i feel sorry for that.
well… i eventually stopped resenting them, hating them for what they did… because the more i think about it… they probably don’t know what they’re doing. i mean, they don’t even realize that they’re hurting me or hurting the people around them. and it will be unfair of me to judge or punish them because who am i to do all that? i also don’t want to be responsible for whatever things they did anymore. i just want to live my own life, pursue my passion without them and i want them to do the same too. and yes, they’re still in my life and yes, i still love them but not the same love i have for them since day one. it can’t be the same anymore because now, i prioritize me, not them.
and theeeeeen, i was visited by another narcissist in my life lol like… it wasn’t like i was looking for it but i think it’s more like some sort of path that i have to take, that i have to deal with but i would like to think that i’m getting better at it. i realized that i didn’t blame the world for it and just take it at a face value. but this second narcissist doesn’t really hold much power to me. it’s just that during the first year that we become acquainted, they do those things—- those love-bombing and those ‘i’m telling you a secret that only you know’ or ‘i only do these things with you’ kinda bombs. i didn’t noticed it for the first few months or a year… i only noticed when people began to take off from them… like we work at the same place and people around me just one by one, resign… and leaving me. i don’t know what is it with me that it is hard for me to just got up and go. i just… y’know, tryna see and do things to improve the situation. i always think that leaving without trying isn’t going to help anyone, isn’t going to help me so i stay and it’s the same thing with the first narcissist. i want to make things better,,, for things to work out but yeah… there should be a limit for this, and i should really put a limit of me tryna fix things lol
im not bob the builder. i need to constantly remind myself that but yeah. this second N has all the criteria. they love-bomb and the next they become shitty to me and then back to love-bomb again because they probably realized i’m still of use to them. it’s the same thing and what’s different this time is that, i am well aware of all of these things that they’re doing to me and honestly… it’s like a real eye-opener. and yes, it still hurt all the same but i know better now that, i can’t dwell too much about them. if they good to me, cool. if they’re not good to me, cool also but i will not think of it as end of the world for me. they’re not really that important to me anyway. and i’m still working here as usual not because of them but because i need money lol
but yeah… love-bomb that follows up by a shitty behaviour are one of the significant things that we all need to watch out for. just because someone is giving you so much things, someone is treating you so much better that it made you feel indebted… you don’t have to sacrifice your being for them. you will always be your priority. don’t burn yourself to keep others warm. this is not to say that i’m encouraging you to be selfish buuuuut in a way… it is good to be selfish but do it moderately. just don’t hurt people for your own entertainment lol
AND WELL. that’s it for today. this topic just kinda pops up in my head as i woke up this morning and i just have to pour it out so that it won’t bother me for the rest of the day HAHAHA
Have a nice weekend!! ❤