Malicious people seem to know when you've had enough of their act. This is when they'll suddenly revert to their best behavior, in order to draw you back in to their toxic world. They do this to keep you in the relationship.
Why does a narcissist want to maintain a "friendship" with you, when she doesn't care about you? Perhaps she even hates you, an emotion driven by her insane envy. You catch glimpses of her true feelings when she makes a critical remark, which seems to come out of nowhere. Or, she may lash out at you for no apparent reason. She may also become "moody" during the times she can't keep her disdain for you under wraps.
So, why does she want to be your "friend?"
At this point, you still serve a purpose. Malignant narcissists, also known as high-functioning sociopaths, view other people as objects. They don't care about your feelings, and, if they hurt you, they have no regrets. However, as long as you have a use, they'll keep you around.
Maybe you are acquainted with people she wants to get to know herself. In that case, a female narcissist will keep you in the picture, just long enough until it's socially acceptable to contact these people on her own. Once she's able to do that, she'll quickly dump you. These secondary relationships are why she became your "friend," in the first place.
Many malignant narcissists don't like caring for their children. So they need someone else to step in. Oftentimes, it's one of their "friends." They "nurture" this "friendship" as long as it's convenient. As soon as it's not, they move on.
This is how narcissists operate. However, even if you are all used up, they still may not let you say "goodbye." That's because they want to be the ones to end things. This is called "discarding." Most narcissists are not content to simply walk away. They prefer to dump people in a cruel and calculating manner.
That's why, if you decide to leave before this plays out, a fake friend will try to hold on to the "friendship." But only long enough until she's able to end it her way.
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