7 Preventative Hoovers of the Mid Range Narcissist


1. After everything that I have done for you.

How can you leave me after everything that I have done for you? I gave you the world and now you have thrown back in my face. I of course only gave you everything because I wanted something from you. I did not give you my all because I loved you. I gave you so much because I wanted everything from you and I was so close to taking everything from you. Now that you are trying to escape me, you are suggesting that I have failed and that I am not brilliant nor magnificent and I cannot stand for that to be the case. I want to blackmail you into staying. All that I gave you were not gifts, they were bribes and now it is time for you to earn them, so you had better damn well stay.

2. But we belong together.

We do belong together because I own you. I bought you with my false affection and dishonest love. I attached you to me and bound you in chains that are long and thick and you dare try to cast off those shackles. I do not know where you end and I begin. You thought that was romantic the first time I told it you but I was actually telling you a rare truth. You and I are one because you are subsumed into what I am, I consume you, I envelope you and I control you. You cannot walk away from me now because we are too enmeshed, too attached and too conjoined. You are tearing me in half. There is no you. You gave that up when you allowed yourself to be drawn towards me and bound so tight to me that you became part of me. What has been joined together can now not be undone.

3. I will die without you.

You cannot leave me because if you do you shall surely tear my poor heart from out of me. That is suitably dramatic and is designed to pull on your heartstrings even though I am telling you that this is how brutal and heartless you are in trying to end our relationship. I cannot allow this to happen because I have not finished my seduction of your replacement and if you go now you will take away my precious fuel before the new source has come online. This will leave me panicked, chaotic and driven into a frenzy in order to gather fuel from other sources, if I am able to that is. If I cannot I will no longer exist and it is all because of your selfish, wicked behaviour. How can you cut me down like this? How can you slay me in such a callous fashion? Heartless harpy, seditious slattern and callous crone that you are.

4. I cannot help what I do.

You cannot leave me just because of what I have done and what I have not done. How is that fair? I thought you were a fair person, open-minded and caring, are you not? I doubt it now as you are intent from getting away from me and all because of the way I have treated you. Look I am sorry, really I am, but I cannot help it. You make me that way with the things that you do. No, I am not trying to push the blame on to you, I am explaining it to you if you would at least listen to me. How can I explain that it is just something that happens when you are walking away from me? I never intended for it to happen you know, it just happens and you should be the one apologising to me because you make me lose my temper with your control and the games you play,you are doing it now you fucking bitch, I hate you, do you hear me? I hate you. It is your fault. Not mine. I can’t help it.

5. Why do you want to spoil everything?

I really do not understand you at times. I mean, what do you have to complain about? We live in a beautiful house, you have an expensive car, a platinum Amex and I let you do whatever you want but still it is never enough is it? Yes, I know I sometimes i have to lay down the law but if I didn’t you would spend us out of existence. Do you know how hard I have had to work to build all of this? It doesn’t just spring up overnight and I did it for us. You have used me. I welcome you into my life and this is how you repay me by spoiling our idyllic life. You would be nothing without me, do you know that? You have a fantastic life, all provided by me, there are hundreds of other women who would give their right arm to be with someone like me and you are going to throw it all away and leave. I knew there was something not right with you, you need help,you are insane. Ask anyone and they will agree with me.

6. Who will help me now?

You cannot leave me, who else is going to help me? I have kept you here under figurative lock and key, a virtual prisoner in your own home because not only do I need you to fuel me but I need you to mother me. That was the agreement when we got together. I would feed you false love and fraudulent gratitude and in return you would cook for me, clean this house, wash my clothes, cut my toenails and wash my hair. You would wait on me hand and foot and be at my beck and call. I cannot do all of these things on my own and I haven’t got the energy to find someone at such notice with you leaving. You are such an awful person, to leave me like this, especially when I am ill. Who on earth does that to someone? You should think of others and not just yourself you selfish cow.

7. Don’t go, I will change. I promise.

You really are going to go aren’t you? Good Lord, I didn’t see that coming. I thought you were good for another six months of abuse and mistreatment before you somehow plucked up the courage to try and escape me. I don’t like to admit it but you have caught me out and now I am concerned, I can feel the control slipping away from me and I have to get it back, I have to stop you. A crack around the face has worked in the past but something in your eyes tells me that even giving you a good hiding won’t stop you going, even if you have to crawl out of that front door. I know, I will throw myself on your mercy. You will like that. You have always been trying to save me, well here is your chance. I will change. I will get help. Just please do not go. Of course I mean it. I will do anything to stop you going and taking my precious fuel away from me and making me look a fool in front of all my adoring admirers. I cannot have that happen so yes, I will get some treatment, I know I have done wrong and this time, more than ever, I will change. I swear it on the lives of anyone who springs to mind so it seems like I really mean it. Of course I don’t, why should I change? The only thing that will change is my primary source of fuel but that is not ready yet so you need to stay. Please. I will change. Don’t go.

9 thoughts on “7 Preventative Hoovers of the Mid Range Narcissist

  1. smarinucci1970 says:

    🐱🌹 yeah after all the things I’ve done to you how could you want to stay with me that’s more like it in my life how many times if I scared the hell out of you how many times have you sobbed your heart out in front of me how many times did I throw the keys at you and say find your own way home of course with two total hip replacements that weren’t done yet how could I drive my own car home how could I walk home how could I get home in the winter in a snowstorm in high heels cuz I thought I was going someplace how could you start a fight with me scared the hell out of me threaten to leave me someplace far away how could you not expect me to leave but I didn’t cuz I didn’t know HG yet I was an armored yet thanks HD thanks for waking me up they did call me this Sleeping Beauty at one time I’m awake I’m awake now I’d rather things be nice and normal I’m happy inside I’m content inside I love who I am I love what I stand for but I just I don’t know but with H.G. I can wake up tomorrow I can feel good about the day and myself and my decisions and my two new total hip replacements and driving my own car now thanks HG and I do love you sincerely Sharon 🥂🎶

  2. cogra002 says:

    I get more pity drama than that. Its genuinely hard to be impervious to it


  3. Pati says:

    This is an amazing article HG. #5 explains my husband exactly OMG! Its like your recorded him That’s what he has said when we got into an argument years back before I knew he was a N. This is what he would say when I Ieave unbelievable!

  4. Gab says:

    I Wonder…

    What if a mid range narcissist discarded you but on “friendly terms” and soon after you entered new relationship and you were flauinting the happiness everywhere. The narcissist suddenly becomes jaelous and tries to hoover you back, claiming you are his true love. But you drop him and stay with new boyfriend. But after a few months new boyfriend gets bored and discards you. And everyone knows that he broke up with you and you are the one who got dumped and is nie miserable.

    What might the former boyfriend (narcissist) think about the situation? Are you still a prize for him and he will still want you back or because someone else devalued and dumped you he no longer sees you as good catch?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      I assume you are referring to the interaction between narcissist and IPPS, my response is based on this assumption.

      If the narcissist remains on friendly terms with you, it is not disengagement.
      If the narcissist disengaged with you in a friendly manner, that is something different but the narcissist would not want to remain on friendly terms with you. You have been disengaged. He or she wants nothing more to do with you (and of course there is no malice campaign as it is a “friendly” disengagement).

      With regard to your scenario thereafter, you belong to the narcissist and therefore remain at risk of being hoovered. How great the risk depends on a number of factors, Gab and I need more information from you. I recommend an email consultation.

      1. Gab says:

        Thank you. Unfortunately I don’t have more information because it’s dynamic not between me and him but between him and other woman so I am not even sure it she was his IPPS or IPSS. Maybe he didn’t disengaged from her but put her on the shelf and when she found someone new he wanted to bring her back under his control and when she was dumped by a new boyfriend it only means for the narcissist she still can be in his fuel matrix when needed.

  5. Laura says:

    “You really are going to go aren’t you? Good Lord, I didn’t see that coming. I thought you were good for another six months of abuse and mistreatment before you somehow plucked up the courage to try and escape me.”

    Oh boy, that sentence hits me like a ton of bricks…

    Thanks for sharing this. It helps.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      You are welcome.

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