When dating becomes a relationship
There is nothing to be gained by spending a lot of time on a person who is causing you so much grief.
Of course, if you had known this in advance, you would not have entered the relationship.
But when he took the love and affection away, he was so distant, so self-involved, and I felt like the problem was me, that it was my fault.”We understand narcissism well enough to know that if you are dating a narcissist, or someone with narcissistic tendencies, you will very likely feel unsupported and put down.
Your partner will not empathize with you and will not be there for you.
To avoid entering another relationship based on your self-doubt, ask yourself: How can I take care of myself better?
How can I avoid sending out signals that I need help or a savior, or lots of attention? Then you will not attract someone who spots a good potential partner because of your low self-esteem.