As the World Turns

September 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

          Have you ever met those people who’s lives seem to be in constant chaos?  Every time you turn around it’s as though some kind of drama has occurred that makes your head spin?

          It’s as though these types of people thrive on the drama.  They live for the emotionalism and sympathy that draws attention to themselves.  They say they hate the drama, but it seems that their life is empty without turmoil.  I don’t know if it’s how they were raised, how their world view was formed, or simply just some kind an emotional issue. 

          Not that I’m judging those who are going through turmoil in your life at all.  No, I’m talking about that person you may know who seems to constantly be in-n-out of relationships, hot tempered, bitter, and paranoid that everyone’s out to get them.  I’m talking about that person who will say anything to get others to believe them about an issue; even if they know it’s not true.

          Growing up, one of the soap operas that was famous was ‘As the World Turns’.   I hated it.  Every show was a drama-filled episode of unbelievable events   It’s that way with all soap operas for that matter.   These people lived out of reality, but their lives were portrayed as normal.

          The drama-driven people I’ve known seem to be the ones who like the attention.  They’re the type who need to have people focus on them for their personal security.  They’re what I would call narcissists. 

The hallmark of the narcissist is one who has a disregard for others and a severe lack of empathy.  To those who don’t know them, they seem sweet and nice, but to those who see them in private, they are angry, condescending, and controlling.

          Breaking free from those emotional whirlwind relationships with a narcissist can be difficult if you’ve ever been in one.  It’s nearly impossible for the drama-focused narcissist to take responsibility for their own actions. Instead, they blame everything that’s wrong in their life on others by villainizing them.  In some cases, they are perfectly ok with destroying other people to protect their own image.

          If you’re in a relationship with someone like that, I would encourage you to ask for God’s help and wisdom; especially if they are violent towards you.  Breaking free may seem hard, but it may be the best thing that could happen to you.  Those people will make you feel like it’s all your fault and that you can’t live without them.  They enjoy the control and won’t want to lose it.

          Until there’s freedom for the narcissist, they will fall into more and more relationships that will only end in a blame game with them never being at fault.  They will play the sympathy card to gain the confidence of the next person only to start the cycle all over again.

          Thankfully, I’m blessed with my Mrs. who is the exact opposite of a ‘drama queen’ and narcissist.  I’m blessed with a humble, trusting, caring, thoughtful, human being who I can feel free to be myself with.  God has given me a healthy love life with her.  It’s a far cry from what I’ve known in the past.

          So, today, if you’re feeling like that person trapped in a whirlwind, ‘As the World Turns’ relationship, there is hope.   My thoughts and prayers are with you.  God can help you through breaking free from their control.   Most of all, always remember, you are loved with His unconditional love today…

 

Love always,

 

Brad

 

 


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