He brought me flowers and bath bombs, wrote cards on my birthday, booked me massages, took me on date nights.

Narcissists can be very seductive. And so long as they are getting their narcissistic supply from you - it looks good. However, once they actually have to give something up - do things they don't want to do, put the needs of others ahead of themselves, love unconditionally - their true nature starts to show through.

It took me a long time to understand the role my ex's narcissism played in our marriage. I''m so easy-going and accommodating it wasn't really visible to me for a long time.