It's true. What you think you know at 18, changes as you age. Maybe your feeling change, perhaps you understand things differently because of experiences you have, but either way, who you are and what you think changes. Falling in love with a narcissist blurs those lines. In fact, falling in love with a narcissist obliterates the ability to distinguish growth, reality and complete perception of what is happening to you anymore. You wont recognize who you are anymore.
A lot of people don't understand why I love and appreciate my cat so much. He's been with me for about 15 years and our bond is something many of our friends and family love to witness and wish they could find with a pet. But our bond wasn't something that just happened. Here is our story:
My dog is spoiled rotten. She only lays on her right side, expects me to stretch out on the floor of my closet to rub her tummy every morning, and requires me to hold her bone each evening while watching TV.
All parents should take a class in Love and Logic. It provides basic, easily implemented skills to stop a child dead in their tracks, especially teens. My husband and I are both educators; we enrolled and attended a week-long training and walked away with the necessary skills we needed to torment any teen. As we practiced them with our daughter at home, we knew they were working when she raised her voice to rant, “I hate it when you take those classes!” and proceeded to stomp out of the room.
So, with being a single parent, how are able to work? Maybe we had to be let go due to business being shut down, maybe we got fired due to schools and childcare being shut down. Whatever the case may be we are struggling in trying to figure out how to care for our children with making sure they have food and a roof over their head as well as making sure we can pay for electricity.