This may be the hardest part I think. Though I was able to extricate myself and walk away from the Narc in my life, I now know that the discard had already begun and I still find that difficult to comprehend after my reign as the woman that he would “die without” and who could “never be replaced.”
Wonderful post Kim, thank you so much for your insight.
By the time the Narcissist begins to discard you, the gig is pretty much up. Your only role at this point is a spot in the queue of supply, but only as a last resort option. Once he or she starts the discard phase, they’ve already found new supply, and you are considered a loose end. However, because you might still offer some type of benefit to the Narcissist, it’s possible they will discard you and then come back around later in order to exploit you some more. Just as often they will leave without a word. It all depends on the individual Narcissist and their motives. I’ve heard of them coming back around after 2-3 years, weedling their way in to gain some type of financial advantage, and then immediately dumping their supply again.
This is a very painful experience for the person being discarded. By this…
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