Watching You Crumble




We don’t provide support. We are too concerned with ourselves and our daily hunt for the fuel that we need to be concerned about you. We are engrossed in our own world and have no interest in yours. The only time we pay attention to you is when you are providing us with fuel or you stop providing us with fuel. Everything we do is focussed around us. This is because we have to obtain fuel, as without we will disintegrate. The hunger for this fuel is never ending and accordingly all of our energy must be applied towards obtaining it. This leaves us with nothing left over for anyone else.

Being a caregiver yourself, you would like to think that the person who you share your life with, or who you work closely with, would be amenable to providing you with support. That may mean giving you emotional support when you are experiencing a difficult time or taking the strain allowing you to lessen the burden on yourself. You give and you are happy to do so, therefore why should they not do so as well? That is the outlook of someone normal operating by the norms and rules of your world. Those do not apply to us. We cannot provide you with support since we have nothing available to do so.

Added to that we do not know how to provide emotional support. Yes we can see how chores can be done and the like. We also have observed the ways that you provide emotional support to other people and we know the phrases that are used, the expressions that are formed on people’s faces and the gestures that are made. We have seen all that and we could trot all that out. In fact we have done in the past. We did this when we were seducing you. When we wanted you to divulge about your weaknesses and vulnerabilities this will have invariably saddened you and upset you. It may even have caused an episode where you need emotional support. We were happy to go through the motions then because we were at the stage of investing in your in order to get our fuel. We were content to make the right noises, give you a hug and make the panacea that is the cup of tea. All of this was learned from others. We did not feel anything for you. We could not put ourselves in your shoes (heaven forbid that would ever happen) and we could not empathise with what you were experiencing and nor can we ever do that. Yet again, we conned you into thinking that we are a caring and selfless person. We demonstrated such an approach when we were first together and that attracted you to us. This raised expectations that you could rely on us and turn to us when the need arose. It is all false.

Furthermore, when you need support and expect it from us, you are showing to us how you are weak. We despise weakness. You will find that our kind is rarely found near children, the infirm and ill and the elderly. This is because they are all weak and want support regularly. We do not want to be reminded of that fact. We cannot be bothered with you cluttering up our route to fuel. An exhibition of weakness infuriates us. A normal person would see someone in a position of weakness and deign to help and assist. We have seen how this is a natural reaction in normal people. It will not happen with us.

If you are fortunate, we will absent ourselves from the situation in an instant. We will generate some urgent reason; find a pressing engagement we had forgotten about in order to ensure we can get away from you and your ailment, woe or injury. You probably will never see us move as quick when it comes to getting away from somebody who needs help. If we are unable to exit the situation then we may just stand and look at you. You could be reaching out to us, eyes filled with tears of pain, asking for help and we will just give you a blank stare. We know we ought to be helping you, convention and observation has told us this, but we cannot do so. We are unable to leave but we are also unable to help you. This requires compassion and we do not have any. It requires us to us our energies to help you out and we are forbidden from doing so.

Our ultimate reaction where you need support from us is to go on the offensive. The uncomfortable feeling that you have generated inside of us makes us feel less powerful and smacks of inferiority. We know of only one way to banish such a sensation. We need to reassert our power and that means we must lash out at you. It becomes necessary to subject you to further insults and denigrating comments, at a time when you are feeling hurt and vulnerable.

“What are you crying for? I have had worse happen to me.”

“I am sick and tired of you being pathetic. Deal with it.”

“I bet (insert name of triangulated individual) would not make such a song and dance about it like you do.”

“It’s only a dog, you can get another one. Seriously, what a display over a dumb animal.”

“You are hysterical, you need to get help.”

“Stop crying or I will give you something to cry about.”

“That’s right; make it about you on my special day.”

We will lash out at you with these words in order to make you feel worse and ourselves feel better because that is all we care about. We fooled you into thinking that we care about you. That is a fallacy. Do not expect us to support you.

Demonstrating our legendary hypocrisy we will expect you to always be there for us. When we have a need you must attend to it straight away, even if you are experiencing difficulties yourself. When we have a scratch we expect you to make it better even though you might be bleeding to death before us. As with so much of our behaviour we do not regard the way we act towards you as meaning you should behave the same way towards us. If you chopped us in half you would most likely find this stencilled through us like lettering on a stick of rock

“Do as I say, not do as I do.”

8 thoughts on “Watching You Crumble

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you. This has just answered so many of those small questions, that I was still having difficulty with.
    Been out of the relationship for 6 years but was together for 20 years and have two kids together.
    Just a question if I may? Will he ever stop manipulating my children ? My daughter is in her second round of therapy due to the damage he has tried to cause between me and her. She just discovered he has been hiding a child for the past 5 years, whom he abandoned as well. She is angry and knows that he is damaged – will this change things going forward? Thank you 🌻

    1. HG Tudor says:

      No he will not, but Child Defender will help you.

      1. Amy says:

        Thank you.

  2. Anne says:

    Hello out there Mr. Tudor, you are an a amazing creature, think I could honestly say I’ve ran into more than a couple of ya 😉 your simply the top of your game. You will find this humourous I think? That one that gets you hooks in ya, swear, it’s like a invisible umbilical cord ya can’t cut. 3rd time, same primary narcissistic, 🤣😎 across more than a couple years now. This time though I really find it almost humorous. Ok, this time, will you help me? Buisness adventure, ok, just buisness, lol… ya! And then… he got sick, almost died a couple times, ya know who was there the whole damn time, answering all hrs of the night, making sure he was ok, stayed a month with him afterward taking care of his every need. K, total sucker, lol… and then… same thing. However, that thing in the mirror is really what scares you, you not as charming, you addictions are catching up to you, that hair line, isn’t what it use to be, sexually, lol, you probably talk a lot! It is your mortality you fear, it’s your bigger than life image is seeing cracks, and a pattern that people go 🙄 yes, still plenty of victims to choose from, but I think it’s funny when we see you! My primary, lol… seems he thinks I learned my lesson, you didn’t call, thought forsure you would be pissed I didn’t call, NOPE! forsure thought you would? NOPE! you guys can’t handle it either! Oh…and I am soooo naughty, stopped short bullshit and dropped the veil! People surrounding ya notice, although, they can’t say anything, lol. Will it matter, definitely not! Lol… you will continue to be what ya all are. But really what I see is eventually the bright light that attracts the moth eventually dims, if it wasn’t for us would you be anything but the blob in some kind of human form disintegrating in your own skin. Cause if it wasn’t for us brilliant lights and your ability to remove that because of your own emptiness you would be nothing.

  3. FYC says:

    HG, I am curious, since you hear/read so many peoples struggles and emotions in your consultations and on the blog, do you find this draining or annoying? You certainly do not show any annoyance, and your cognitive empathy is exceptional and feels very considerate, but I am curious about your true inner experience since you extend yourself so often to those who desire support.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      It is neither draining or annoying, FYC. I operate through logic, I am the objective, dispassionate expert. If I were annoyed that would impact on my ability to be precise and accurate and through (mainly) what I am and (partially) a combination of control, annoyance etc have no place. Those consulting with me are not adversely affecting my control either, therefore there is no impact in terms of the ignition of fury.

      1. FYC says:

        HG, Thank you for your explanation of what your experience is like when counseling others. Makes perfect sense and is appreciated.

      2. Kristin says:

        Thank you FYC for asking and HG for your explanation. I have often wondered the same and have feared coming across as a whiney empath and you, HG, getting flustered with me as I gradually work through 29 years of sh–.

        I have come so far and have successfully comprehended and applied much of the material you have taught me. Thank you for your patience, it is truly a gift as I am moving towards escaping the sick and twisted narc everyday.

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