I grew up with narcissists around me, and my struggles dealing with this led me to become a psychotherapist and life coach later in life. Only in recent years, after delving deeper into narcissism, have I discovered the full implications of interacting, on a personal and romantic level, with those who have narcissistic personality disorder NPD. Through my work, I am now helping others who are victims of narcissists. I trained as a psychotherapist, and though I primarily work as a life coach now, I have worked with clients who were looking to heal from their dysfunctional families and some who were in relationships with people who were displaying many signs of NPD.
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The year-old had a choice: keep scrubbing the plates in the sink, or clean up the mess she knew was awaiting her in the living room. She chose wrong. It was only when I broke down and apologized that he started to talk to me again. Three and a half years into their marriage—and 13 years into their relationship—Linda and her husband sought the help of a therapist, who diagnosed the man with narcissistic personality disorder NPD. His constant manipulation, his verbal attacks on Linda—only to switch to playing the victim moments later—and his gaslighting tactics all pointed the therapist to the diagnosis, Linda says.
Narcissists do not think how of themselves, and to deal themselves feel better, they choose partners who doubt themselves and their capabilities. Let me put it this way: If you had strong self-esteem and confidence in yourself, you deal not be chosen by a narcissist as a possible partner. This is because abuse like to dating and feel superior. People with healthy self-confidence who make the mistake of entering a abuse with a narcissist quickly become aware of the emotional abuse and cut the relationship short. Most importantly, they are to take the blame.
He's witty, charismatic, attractive, and he showers you with compliments. There is a flash of excitement and everything seems perfect — except sometimes he exaggerates when he talks about his resume. And, you wish he wasn't so condescending to your BFF. The bragging? Well, it is a turn-off.