Learned the hard way, DON'T DO THIS FOR A NARCISSIST! Never ever, ever, stand by someone that treats you badly and says one thing but does another, i.e. says he loves you, NEVER shows it, is abuse. Run. Believe me, it is better to be alone than in a relationship with a person that uses your good heart and your good soul.
I need to promote self-empowerment and trusting in myself. I have a family member that is toxic, negative, self destructive and blames everyone else. I am actually physically tired and emotionally drained by him. Timing of this wisdom is perfect. I've really been struggling with him and I should read this mantra often.
Sometimes this includes family. After spending years trying to make life better for my family I hit the breaking point. I care, but I just can't do it anymore. To love and care and bend over backwards with not so much as a fraction of the care or concern shown back to me I can no longer care the same. I am letting it go.