Number 1: Silent treatment.
Well, first of all, if you’re ignoring them, they might actually ignore you. There can be different reasons for this. Narcissists can be very competitive. Anything you can do, they can do better. Or if they used the silent treatment during their relationship, they could just be doing the same thing again, hoping they will get the same result. Or it could be maybe they’re hoping that if you see they’re not bothered you might actually cave in sooner, so they win.
Number 2: Romance/bribery.
Secondly, they might actually try to remind you of the good times. They might bring out old photographs of you together. Remember what a great time we had there. Look how happy we looked together back then. You might even hear questions like, Where did it all go wrong? However, there is little to no mention of how they may have ruined some of those moments or how their behavior has contributed to your unhappiness. There may even be romantic gestures, sweet talking, and gifts. They might try to lure you back with promises of, ‘I was about to buy you a new car,’ or, ‘I was about to book us a world cruise.’ Whether they mean any of those things or not, once you’re engaging with them again, they have won.
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