Unemployed, Single and Addicted: The Plight of the Modern American Working Man
John McDermott

That intense emotional support is exactly like being partnered with a narcissist. The difference is that there is always a crisis with a narcissist. There is never any relief from the work of suppressing one’s own anxiety and emotion, and building up the other person. It is absolutely exhausting and takes a huge toll on the giver’s emotional and physical health.

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