Did you wake up one morning and wonder, what the hell happened? If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, then you know what it’s like to see your relationship, your sanity, and your self-esteem washed down the drain. Where once you had a partner you thought was your soulmate, now you’re living with someone who no longer trusts you and whom you no longer trust. This person criticizes practically everything you do, yet flies into a rage if he even thinks you’re criticizing him. He has become secretive. He won’t answer your questions. He responds to your ten voicemails with one three-word text message. You think he may be cheating on you.You try to change your behavior. You go out of your way to not step on the toes of your suddenly super-sensitive partner. It is all to no avail. The more you try, the angrier he becomes. He starts exhibiting all sorts of strange behaviors. He puts more restrictions on you. He starts criticizing you more. Perhaps, he withdraws completely and stops communicating altogether. You have now entered the second phase of your relationship with your narcissistic partner. This is the time when the narcissist starts to erode the foundation of your relationship - the devaluation, or demolition, phase.