I remember a few months after my narc discarded me. She showed up at the bar where she knew I went for Sunday brunch. She completely ignored me and generally made a fool of herself, but after she left I thought, she made an effort to come be around me! As you say, it was very similar to the rush a gambling addict might have after a minor win. Great article, great list of unhelpful responses.

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