It was the first time I felt loved and protected

A friend of Lina’s once asked if she was afraid of her partner Eric. She was shocked and immediately said no, but wondered why her friend would ask such a question. It was only after she left him a few years later that Lina realized two things. Eric had many characteristics of a narcissist, and she had been emotionally controlled and abused by him. She wasn’t afraid of him physically, but she gradually…