It’s not going to work out.
There’s no denying the age-old truth about relationships: There are just some people who are destined to be together despite all odds. And on the other side of the spectrum, there are just some couples who are destined to crash and burn in the long run. There are some relationships that we are in that actually make us better human beings. They motivate us and push us to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
In short, they bring out the best in us. And conversely, there are relationships that turn us into toxic people we never dreamed of becoming. A lot of times, people are going to say that they don’t choose who they fall in love with and there is some truth to that. But
Of course, there are some couples that end up together even though on paper, it looks like things would never work out. One example of such a relationship would be that of an empath and a narcissist. Some people will say that opposites attract, but that is rarely ever the case in this kind of situation. A relationship between a narcissist and an empath often leads to pure destruction. Here is a glimpse into the various stages of that kind of relationship:
1. It’s highly likely that the empathetic individual is the first one who falls in love in the relationship. The narcissist will love all the attention that the empath is giving and thus, the relationship takes its start.
2. The empath will develop so many feelings and emotions for the pseudo relationship and they will end up acting irrationally and out of character. The narcissist is going to propagate a false environment of commitment and loyalty that can lead to the empath falling even further.
3. The narcissist will make the empath feel special and wanted even though the truth is, to the eyes of the narcissist, the empath is expendable and is merely filling a void that anyone else could fill.
4. As the relationship gets deeper and deeper, the empath will start to grow dependent on the relationship. The empath will feel a sense of total insecurity and vulnerability whenever they are away from their narcissistic partner. This plays to the narcissist’s desires; and they will really manipulate the empath into believing their own helplessness and dependence on the relationship. The narcissist will feed off of the weakness of the empath.