Counsel For Hope
|Posted on 18 December, 2016 at 14:00|
At first a toxic person acts extremely happy for a victim's success during this idealization and love bombing phase of the relationship. They may use the victim as a trophy to gain status and prestige of being associated with the victim. They have no problem benefiting from the victim's wealth, contacts, and status. As the relationship progresses the toxic person’s need to devalue the victim, and their competitiveness, and overall envy eat away at them, and unconsciously forces the toxic person to devalue and then discard the victim.