How is a break up from a "normal" relationship different to that of a narc relayionship? I am in my 40's and only had one other relationship before hooking up with my husband. Funny when I met narc, He knew I was in a relationship, but that did not deter him in any way. He honed in immediately and I took the bait. I guess it"s the same now. He knew his OW was married as well. She took the bait too.