Why do narcissists seem to pick the worst possible times to discard their partners? Are they really that cold-blooded, that they not only break-up with you, but also plan to do it at a time that would add insult to injury? What would motivate a narcissist to hurt someone they professed to love so much, in such a heartless and brutal manner?
I have heard many stories of narcissists dumping their partners right before a major holiday, or on their partner’s birthday, or after their partner shared something very personal. I’ve also heard of narcissists ending relationships right before a special planned event, or when their partner was down on their luck, grieving the loss of a loved one, or even diagnosed with a serious illness. The list of heartless, cold and calculating ways that narcissists end relationships, continues on and on.
It is not your imagination. Indeed, it is true that the narcissist will purposely plan the timing of the breakup to occur during times when distress or vulnerability is extremely high in your life.