Red flag of a Narcissist #7: Fragmented Relationships

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(Here is a link to all of the “Red Flags of a Narcissist” series articles and videos in a list. I will be putting this link at the bottom of all the articles and videos so you can refer back to them in an easier-to-find way.)

This “Red Flag of a Narcissist” series is not designed to diagnose anyone with a personality disorder. It is designed to present a broad brush look at behaviors that most (if not all) manipulative people tend to have (not just Narcissists). Not all of these red flags are a signal to run for the hills, and a person doesn’t need to have ALL of these flags present to be dangerous or destructive. 

These red flags also occur on a spectrum, meaning that they will be more obvious and troublesome in some people, and not so much in others. 

At the same time, keep in mind that EVERYONE has some of these red flags—however, manipulative people tend to have them to a more troubling degree than normal, non-manipulative people. Keep in mind that Narcissists and Antisocial Personality Disordered people’s red flag behavior is more driven by their lack empathy and remorse, desire to manipulate and exploit other people for their personal gain, which is often not the case with those without these disorders. So don’t panic if you see some of your behavior in these red flags, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a Narcissist, or have a personality disorder. 🙂

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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse.

My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.

Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.

It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse. My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life. Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics. It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.

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  1. Thx again, I married a man whose family lived in their home state while he had moved interstate. He said he felt he didn’t belong back there… I believed all the stories… Of course he didn’t belong because they could see who he really is. It maddens me that people like this can go through life ruining one relationship and person after another. He is going in to marriage number 3, About to push another woman into the depths of depression that come with being a victim. And there is nothing we can do to stop them. Education is so very important. We can’t change the bad guys, we can’t get someone out of a bad relationship but we can teach them to see the signs.

  2. Yes, I know how upsetting it is to have to carry the knowledge that we are burdened with knowing–knowing that we weren’t their first victim or their last, and there is no real way to warn others. I wonder if we could start some sort of warning system/site–like yelp.com but for people.

  3. Thank you so much for this website! I am going through a divorce with a narcissist. He created a double life at work, made up lots of lies, and ran off from me and our children the day after Christmas. The girl he ran off with worksome with him. She seems to be equally as bad as he is. He is largely just absent. If he does message about getting the kids, he will stop responding prior to plans being made completely or he will not show up. This is literally the worst break up I have ever had and am thankful for this website. I often will come read the red flags over and over to remind myself I’m not crazy and to remind myself that there is nothing I can do at this point to make him want to be a dad again or for his to actually love me. It’s crazy how much all of this has hit home for me in a world that I feel even after several months is still barely believable. Thank you!

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