I am struggling today..
My father made contact again..I am right on the edge of replying to my father’s messages..phonecalls..just to make them stop! ..I know that won’t happen though…
I don’t want to be sucked into the black hole again..People with NPD do that..They are very good at sucking you back in…Whether it is soppy messages, guilt-trips, the silent treatment etc….I can’t forget this..
My father has NPD and doesn’t see the world the same way I do..
His voicemails were full of complaints..
”Not even a call for Happy New Year? One day when you have children of your own, you will know that the love of a parent for their child never goes away, no matter what”..
”You can see that it is me calling you and yet you continue to ignore my calls. All I wanted was for you to be happy.Wishing you all the best. That’s it from me”
Third call and no voicemail..
His voicemails sound like a cry for attention..His voicemails make ME sound like the heartless daughter who will not respond…
This isn’t so however..
He gave me the silent treatment for nearly a year..and then suddenly decided to make contact again…He ignored my attempts to make contact and he ignored me when I stood in front of him, which hurt like hell..
He is the one who attempted suicide as a way of controlling his wife…He is the one who always chose his NPD wife over his own daughter for the last 12 years…He is the one that didn’t want to make changes in his behaviour and is aware he is treating people badly.He is the one that hired a lawyer against me to return his money..that threatened to kill himself again because I wasn’t doing what he wanted..that hurt me over and over and over again..that abandoned me over and over again..
So why the hell do I feel like a heartless daughter because I wont pick up the phone??!
The biggest difference between the two of us is that he lacks empathy and I don’t ..
I feel absolutely everything & it is exhausting..I feel his pain, I feel his desperation but I know I must continue to keep my distance..
I never explicitly told him that I don’t want any contact anymore, because it was too destructive for my mental health to get back into a conversation with him..
Since he won’t stop making attempts to get back in touch with me, I am starting to realise that he just isn’t getting the message.
I have decided to write him a letter..In this letter I will tell him what my terms are in regards to having contact, if at all..
In this way I don’t have to ‘talk to him’, as talking to him means more drama, more guilt tripping, etc…Every time he calls and leaves a message it unsettles me greatly..
I love him despite everything..I just can’t help that..
It has been an emotional evening and an unsettling start to this week..
On the bright side, I woke up to a snowy Germany today..♥
Love to you all ♥