Relationship Stages Between a Narcissist & an Empath

Here are the 22 stages of a relationship between a narcissist and an empath.


A relationship between an empath and a narcissist frequently leads to pure devastation.

There’s no denying the age-old reality about relationships: There are just some people who are predestined to be together in spite of all chances.

And on the other side of the spectrum, there are merely some couples who are set to fail in the long run.

There are also some relationships that will make us much better human beings.

They encourage us and press us to end up being the very best possible variations of ourselves.

Simply put, they highlight the very best in us.

And alternatively, some relationships can turn us into poisonous individuals we never imagined ending up being.

A lot of times, individuals are going to say that they don’t choose who they fall for and there is some fact to that.

Naturally, some couples wind up together even though it looks like things would never work out, on paper.

An example of such a relationship would be that of a narcissist and an empath.

Some people will state that opposites bring in.

However, that is seldom ever the case in this type of situation.

Here is a peek into the numerous stages of a relationship between an empath and a narcissist:

1. The empath gets drawn into a narcissist.

Their relationship starts. Empath loves deeply and unconditionally.

They feel mentally satisfied despite the fact that the narcissist plays no role to develop a more powerful bond.

The empath feels satisfied and believes their love is reciprocated merely by being around the narcissist.

2. The empath incorrectly believes they have fulfilled a unique love.

Narcissist affirms this by producing an illusion that leads the empath to think that precisely what they have is perfect.

The empath feels a profound and unique bond that is nearly difficult to break complimentary.

3. Sometimes it appears that the narcissist desires this relationship as much as the empath.

In fact, precisely what they wish is somebody who invests their time, energy and love and remains in their total control.

4. As time passes, the narcissist will make the empath feel weak, insecure, and bereft of the abilities to do even the simple things.

The narcissist will never ever release an open attack, however, use declarations like “do not want to harm you but …” to mention some drawback.

They will attempt to take over anything which symbolizes control such as managing expenses or deciding about purchases.

The empath will be frowned upon for their interests and numerous such things that form their identity.

Slowly, the empath begins to think that they are less capable and they “require” someone like the individual in their life.

They get the idea nobody would want them.

5. For an empath, this relationship will be forever as they are the ones who are in love.

Out of love, they would continuously desire to soothe and cheer the narcissist, talk with them, help them and do whatever it is that makes them feel great.

The narcissists forecast themselves as the victim of their past, their relationships, and the circumstances.

The empaths are givers; they aim to make up for all the unfortunate things that have ever taken place to the narcissist.

6. The empath has a good and a bright heart and cannot envision the deep and unsolved wounds of the narcissist are not the same as their own.

Recovering those wounds is various from their own.

7. The relationship is everything about the narcissist.

The empath understands this slowly, and a time comes when they feel afraid to talk or defend their needs and desires.

In their attempt to please they do not wish to voice their real needs.

They would rather be likable than give any reason to be disliked.

However, covertly they are not too pleased.

8. The narcissist dominates the relationship.

The more devotion, love, care, love, and effort the empath puts into the relationship, the narcissist feels entirely in control over the connection.

The empath actually dances to the tune of the narcissist.

As long as the empath continues to calm the narcissist, it’s impossible to discover any issues within the relationship.

The problem occurs when the empath lastly reaches the snapping point.

9. The empath raises a voice because they can no longer stay up to date with the reducing ways of the narcissist.

Day after day their emotional requirements stay unfulfilled.

This occurs because from the beginning of the relationship they have believed their partner’s psychological needs are all that matters.

When they lastly comprehend their wellness also matters, and speak up, they seem self-centered.

The narcissist does not like it.

10. The narcissist is an attention candidate.

They get fulfillment when people fuss around them.

Their needs can never be met; they will never be pleased.

They might relocate to other partners, open a new organization, circumnavigate the world, get associated with brand-new creative pursuits, and so on, etc., but they will never enjoy.

The empath isn’t knowledgeable about this truth.

11. When the empath finally breaks out something like “My feelings also matter,” the narcissist is fast to call the empath “insane.”

They call them over-dramatic and their issues unfounded.

This type of dismissive behavior is the tactics used by them to acquire control over the empath’s mind.

12. The empath gets confused.

Why they have meted out such behavior, is beyond their understanding.

They begin blaming themselves and question if they are at all deserving of being enjoyed by anyone at all.

13. At this point, the empath is not able to comprehend that they are just being manipulated.

Their partner has bent whatever around them to develop a twisted view of the circumstances.

There can be anything around them to let them know the fact that they are the one who is “ideal” and it’s their partner who is greatly “wrong” and wicked.

14. The empath will attempt to communicate with the narcissist in all truthfulness.

The narcissist will, however, validate their behavior and pass the blame.

15. It is typical to feel lost, puzzled and injured.

Despite all the heartbreak, the empath will have to be calm and do some self-evaluation to find out how they became so defenseless.

This is how they will begin transforming.

16. The empath will understand that they are by nature therapists.

They have the self-confidence to assist others correctly, in some cases as a task and often when life brings them to such circumstances.

17. The empath has to understand the bitter fact that not everyone deserves their love, care, and affection.

Not everybody who appears distressed and dissatisfied is exposing their real self.

Some people have ominous intentions and have a very different outlook on relationships and people than they do.

Not everyone they fall for can be trusted so rapidly.

18. The empath will wake up.

In this circumstance, the empath must recognize that they too are in a terrible situation something which the narcissist in their life regularly spoke of.

But, in their case, it would be various.

They would make positive efforts and recover themselves.

The narcissist will not.

For an empath, this will be a painful awakening, and they will discover from the experience to continue.

19. The narcissist will continue as though nothing happened and they are entirely innocent.

They will not keep in mind for a minute that somebody loved them so intensely and immensely.

They won’t remember the powerful bond they once had with someone and only move on to discover it someplace else.

A time will arrive when they will know they can neither get in touch with themselves nor with other individuals.

20. The narcissist will proceed.

In time they will discover another victim.

21. The empath will learn.

The empath will be more powerful, smarter and be more cautious about who they devote their time and love to.

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