There is a lot of information out there about the Empath and Narcissist relationship dynamic, but I find myself frustrated with how one-sided some of the information is. It is uncommon for me to find balanced and helpful information for empaths to transcend completely blaming their narcissists for the situation they find themselves in.
As with every situation we find ourselves in, there is a reason and there is a lesson to learn. In this case, it is for the empath to understand their porous nature and how to see it as a gift, not a curse.
Every narcissist is a hardcore lesson in breaking free from the energy attachments that we empaths often find ourselves suffering with in life, even within our healthy relationships. The narcissist counts on the empath to remain feeling stuck as their primary source of one-sided energy vampirism or as a member of their hoovering list. To break free, change needs to occur.
As a person who has suffered for most of my life under the influence of a narcissist family member and several narcissistic romantic relationships to follow, I have found it important to acknowledge that patterns like these are not random, that my childhood conditioning has played a major role in my adult experiences. I can sit here and continue to blame my childhood, and I have for many years in my younger adult years, but narrowing my attention in who is to blame never helped me.
At the very least, sometimes it is just necessary to vent, talk or journal to understand myself or what I am feeling, which is often necessary for any childhood or relationship traumas, but it can only get you so far. At some point, we have to take responsibility for where we are and acquire the knowledge and understanding to liberate our self from destructive patterns.
In this video provided by Vital Mind Psychology, you will learn why empaths find themselves feeling stuck with their narcissist and what you need to know to break free.
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