I fell for the Love Bombing time and time again...
Bought the lies and "apologies".
Every time he cheated, the 'presents' got
bigger and Bigger and BIGGER...
...then I realized:
he's buying these things with MY hard-earned money.
Dealt with the gaslighting.
Really thought I was going crazy...
...LOSING MY MIND.
Weird things would happen...
...and he would LIE-DENY-DEFLECT-PROJECT
his way out of being accountable:
"You're imagining things."
"I didn't say/do that."
...and 5 minutes later..."It's your fault I do these things."
(you know...those things he didn't say/do 5 minutes earlier...)
"This is TOTALLY NORMAL," he said.