Harmful relationships are many around us, and we may fall into them without realizing it, to discover in the end that it is a relationship that does not deserve to continue, and because emotional relationships are very complex, we must always be careful when choosing, andLondon-based psychotherapist Stina Sanders explained the four stages of a narcissistic emotional relationship, which range from feeling false security to discovering that the other person has manipulated their feelings. Her lover, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.
Stages of a narcissistic relationship
She explained some of the signs that indicate an abusive relationship from her book “A Woman’s Guide to Identifying Red Flags”, where she said: “When you enter into an abusive relationship, the abuse is unlikely to start at the beginning of the relationship and this is what abusers follow, and it is called the narcissistic abuse cycle.”.
She added, “So the first stage is for the narcissistic lover to make sure that his girlfriend likes him and falls in love with him in a short time, then lure her with a false sense of security, and then begins to make her feel less valued by belittling her, whether verbally or with physical abuse.” .
The third stage of the relationship
She continued: “After that, the third stage begins, which is the stage of disposal, and as soon as the narcissistic lover feels that he has finished his mission with his girlfriend, he searches for another girlfriend to manipulate, and makes the first feel very upset and confused.”
And the last stage in the abusive emotional relationship, is the return of the abusive person to his lover to see if he can manipulate and deceive her again, so that she does not make her able to move forward in her life..
Speaking on a television program, the psychiatrist explained that the abusive lover makes his girlfriend doubt everything around her.
And Stena had dated an abusive man – who she refused to give his name but referred to as “Adam” – for a year and a half. Rumors about him being unfaithful, during her television interview with a program.