Once we get out of a relationship with a narcissist and look back it is very common to blame ourselves for having fallen for their manipulations and lies. This is because we have enough emotional distance to see the situation (and all the red flags) clearly. And once people start seeing things clearly, they wonder how they didn’t see things clearly to begin with–and when this happens, it often leaves a person with tremendous amounts of guilt, shame, and embarrassment. It’s normal to feel these feelings, but please remember had you known this person was manipulative and abusive you would have never gotten involved with them.
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