He told her the truth, no faffing about: he’s sick, and it’s a legit disease.
It wasn’t just that he was narcissistic. He turned into a vampire if nobody thought of him over a 24 hour day. His body parts disappear, he physically ceased to exist if nobody cared. We all need love and validation, but his was extreme.
He had many women (and men) in his pocket, expanding his horizons with the Internet, across continents, and on multiple social media platforms.
The illness consumed him, and soon he had to give his all.
Bit by bit.
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More on the director here.