As the Narcissist withdraws, the target starts to cling and your demands for his attention and your need to understand what’s happening, grate on his nerves.
The harder you cling the more the Narcissist pulls away.
Here the Narcissist is ecstatic, full of hopes and dreams.
They don’t return your phone calls, they don’t keep a single promise and you’re starting to suspect that they might be involved with someone else.
The target is left baffled and confused and wondering what they did wrong to cause such an abrupt turnaround.
They become moody and agitated easily, blaming you for even the slightest transgression.
They start to disappear more frequently and they give you the silent treatment in an attempt to create distance.