Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie
Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others. ~ John C. Maxwell
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. ~Mike Gafka
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine
Unveiling the Charade is a true story that captures a harrowing six-and-a-half-year encounter with a charming and accomplished gentleman whose character gradually deteriorates and diminishes when accountability sets in. His true character is gradually revealed, leading to the eventual breakdown of a seemingly promising relationship with great prospects.
After the break up, while the author tried to process and understand his strange character, she stumbled across a random article that caught her attention, and was shocked at the details because she could identify with it word for word, as it was very similar to her situation:
You finally found a guy who’s not just great, but amazing. He’s charming. He’s helpful. He’s a great listener. The moment he came into your life, things instantly improved. Even your mother liked him. Everyone did. For the first few months, everything was magical. The relationship was perfect. Sure, you hit a few minor bumps that seemed like they could be red flags, but you figured everyone has bad days, and he would never intend to be such a jerk.
The author became so intrigued with the article that she conducted in-depth research to satisfy her curiosity and was shocked at the findings and the revelation it shed on her situation.
Angela Christian’s Unveiling the Charade is a call to action to help create awareness about narcissism and narcissist abuse. It also serves as an eye opener to avoid fatal relationship decisions that could potentially lead to narcissist abuse, which could be compared to psychological murder or psychological manslaughter.
It is the author’s sincere hope that her story may help others, who may find themselves in a similar situation, to realize the danger they may be in and to do something about it.