Playing the victim
After the empath leaves, the narcissist might often try to present themselves as the victim. They could look for sympathy, trying to show themselves as the one who suffered in the relationship.
Guilt trips and the blame game
Narcissists often resort to using guilt as a tool, heaping blame upon the empath for the relationship’s failure.
One of the most challenging aspects post-separation is the emotional blackmail employed by narcissists.
Isolating the Empath
When the empath leaves the narcissist, the narcissistic partner might attempt to isolate the empath by spreading rumors or manipulating social circles.
Hoovering and Manipulative Attempts
Narcissists often resort to “hoovering,” a tactic where they attempt to suck the empath back into the relationship.
Self-Healing and Empowerment
As the empath detaches from the narcissist, there’s an opportunity for self-healing and empowerment.
Establishing Boundaries and Self-Care
After leaving a relationship with a narcissist, the empath realizes the significance of establishing clear boundaries.
Seeking Support and Professional Help
After leaving a narcissistic partner, empaths often find solace and guidance through seeking support from friends, family, or professional counselors.