You’ve hit rock bottom.
After being subjected to verbal assaults, degradation, and propelling through the abuse cycle more times than the moon orbits the earth in a year, you finally realize the Narcissist will never change.
You’ve initiated an attempt at No Contact and tell yourself it’s over this time. The phone rings. It’s them, but you don’t answer it. They leave a voice mail. You start to hit the delete button, but then you think,Let’s just see what they have to say.
No Contact goes flying out the window as the Narcissist’s voice gives you a high. Your heart melts with overwhelming pleasure as the words “Baby” and “I miss you” play on the recording. Your resolve is gone and you wait for the Narcissist to come over, as they said they would in the voice mail…meanwhile, you enter into a state of euphoria.
You ride the illusion of feeling better about yourself…