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Hi! I believe I can be of help with this issue. First, let me say I can imagine how overwhelming this situation must be for you. I am going to answer you with what I sense you already know within yourself.
You have gotten involved with a "user", someone who uses people. Users tend to be very narcissistic, which means they see everything with themselves in the center: their needs, their feelings, their wants, etc. Why might you be attracted to a user?
It's not so unusual for users to be the most charming and attractive people, whether men or women, when they first meet someone they are interested in. Why are they like that at first if they are narcissistic?
Because at first there is a gain for THEMSELVES by being solicitous and nice and charming. Slowly as they get the person now in love, they don't need to be sweet and solicitous for their own ends, so they drop it. Is this conscious?
Usually not. Sometimes yes. In your case, it doesn't sound like it. It sounds more like the usual users who would be shocked if you told them they are selfish! They can't see it. So the truth is that you are not going to change him or reform him or teach him. You either are going to learn to live with this or you are going to move out and search for a normal relationship.
Yes, I have been very frank, open, and honest with you. Because I want you to reclaim yourself and make a life for yourself.
I wish you the very best!
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