Today’s topic is a follow on from the one I did where I went through how Narcissists choose and test their targets. This article will be focusing on what would make them keep that target for long periods of time or even for the rest of their lives.
Today, I will attempt to answer the question and if you read the other article I did, you will realize that some of those reasons still apply. Meaning, some of the same reasons why a Narcissist chose to target someone would be the same reasons why they decide to keep them.
In this episode, I will not be focusing on the Narcissistic Supply aspect, as that is something I have addressed many times because, without Narcissistic Supply, the Narcissist would not even hang around for another minute. Narcissistic Supply is the fuel that keeps them going. They get it in the form of attention, praise, love, etc. But also includes the rise they get from controlling and hurting others.
Basically, the amount of Narcissistic Supply the Narcissist gets is a crucial factor in staying with someone. And also attached to Narcissistic Supply would be the possible connections, money, or other resources the Narcissist can get. But, by the end of this topic, you will realize there are other factors that can stand in the way of supply and resources. And these are the deciding factors that can make a Narcissist let go or keep a target.
But what I am also hoping is that more people realize that they cannot or should not leave it to a Narcissist to leave you alone or move on. You cannot put the onus on the Narcissist to end a relationship completely because they never really do. All they do is put people on Pause until they are ready for them again. So, we have to be the ones to take the necessary steps to not only end these Narcissistic Relationships but also prevent them from happening again.
Now, let’s look at one of the first deciding factors for a Narcissist to keep someone around.
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