My friend Jan had the following line in one of her posts…..”thing with an expiration date.” I didn’t really notice it the first time I read through. When I re-read it over the weekend, it really struck me. That is so very true. My friendship with the N had an expiration date before the relationship had even started.
It was several months after the “frie…N…dship” was over that I realized that I had only been a ‘thing’ to the N. As in a previous post, I made the analogy that I was merely a “pink plastic spoon.” That realization was one of the most painful moments that I have ever had. Someone that I shared thoughts with, trusted as a confidante, listened to his problems, the kinds of things that a good friend does…to the N, I was just a thing.
Had I known that my “Best if Used by Date” was fast approaching, I could have made my escape from his “refrigerator of devalue and discard” before I was used up and left to become moldy leftover in the vegetable drawer!
You can read Jan’s complete post – “Close Encounter With A Narcissist Part 3” @ www.planetjan.wordpress.com