If you’re dating someone who seems completely self-absorbed, shows little interest in you or your feelings, and can’t tolerate criticism, then you may have entered into a relationship with a narcissist.
You may ask yourself: How do I manage this person’s ego and make my new relationship work?
But why would you remain in a relationship, exercising your empathy and relationship skills, with a person who will never be able to reciprocate? What’s in it for you?
In my experience, people who find themselves locked in a relationship with a narcissist often have their own unconscious, and usually unhealthy, reasons for staying. If you find yourself in that position, one of these five explanations could clue you in to why you’re staying when you know you ought to call it quits.