Just because someone has momentarily stopped tormenting, bullying and abusing you does not mean they are being kind.
It can be easy to confuse the lack of cruelty with kindness. You may even project intentions into someone’s actions, assuming they have changed and now intend to be good to you.
How many times have they “changed” for the better? How many cycles have you lived through?
Don’t deceive yourself about what comes next or think it will be different this time. Selfish, self centered people will repeat the same patterns.
In fact, many abusive, narcissistic people know that a reprieve from the abuse on you will make you suffer more the next time. The act of starting and stopping their bullying tactics is all part of the same cycle.
Your nervous system is more severely interfered with when the abuse starts and stops. It creates a false sense of hope which causes you to be crushed with disappointment, disillusionmant and causes mental instability.
The starting and stopping cycle causes PTSD and other kinds of anxiety disorders. The brain’s system of fight or flight does not know when to turn off because the threat is unpredictable and imminent.