hi, my name is***** think I'm a covert narcissist and would like to seek treatment. I'm in my thirties and lost my sense of identity and have been soul searching. I realized a pattern where I've been unable to commit to anything to the fullest degree, including relationships, professions, etc. I'm in a relationship now with someone I consider a good friend, and it's been going on for 3 years, but stagnant. Lately, for the past few months I've been having thoughts of my ex who I broke up with 5 years ago and was my first love, my last serious relationship. We were on and off for 10 years, neither of us being able to express our emotions very well, which was heartbreaking because if I did
see a future with him. It ended over an explosive fight over a something really small, but we had been consistently fighting for a few months prior. I was unable to see what I was doing. I blamed him for yelling too much, but I was actually finding ways to belittle him for no reason because our relationship was reaching the part where it gets hard. I wrote an emotional apology letter when I finally speculated that was the cause of our demise, but didn't send. I'm truly sorry for what I did, but it took me a long time to see what I had done. I don't want to do the same thing with my current
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Customer: relationship. He is a kind man and I don't want to hurt him. The first two years have been great, we got along great. It's only the past year I'm realizing how little we have in common that I started to have a lot of doubts. I dont' want to follow this gut and leave and cause more unneccessary pain if this is actually just narcissism in play, and I need to see past my negative thoughts and see what I saw in him to begin with and love him, or should I leave and spare him any more of my abuse.
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