5 Reasons Narcissists Discard Their Sources Of Supply

Understanding Narcissistic Discard in the context of a Narcissistic Relationship

2 min readDec 23, 2022
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When a narcissistic person ends their relationship with you, it is called narcissistic discard. To understand narcissistic discard, it might be helpful to know about the stages of narcissistic relationships.

According to Dr Daramus, there are four stages of narcissistic relationships. For instance,

i) Appreciation

ii) Depreciation

iii) Repetition

iv) Discard

So, What Are The Reasons for Narcissistic Discard

A 2017 report discovered that persons with narcissistic personality disorder frequently struggle to keep long-term relationships. They often lack parental attention as children, which contributes to their tendency to use other people to boost their self-confidence. This is why they view people as things to be discarded when they are no longer needed.

According to Dr Daramus, these are the following examples of reasons why someone with narcissistic traits could discard you:

  • They degraded you because they could control and manipulate you so easily.




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