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Narcissistic relationships

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Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.Professor Brad Bushman of the Ohio State University put it bluntly, when he said: “Narcissists are very bad relationship partners.In a narcissistic relationship, your partner is more likely to engage in manipulative or game playing behaviors and less likely to be committed long-term. A relationship with a narcissist can be hard to cope with.

How Can You Tell if You Are in a Narcissistic Relationship

When thinking abou t narcissism, I’m often reminded of the joke when someone goes on and on about themselves, then interrupts with, “But enough about me, how do you feel about me?”  If your partner is all about themselves, always needing attention and affirmation, he or she may be a narcissist If someone is easily slighted or over-reactive to criticism, they may also be a narcissist. If they feel they are always right, that they know more, or that they have to be the best, etc., these are also signs of narcissism.  Narcissistic individuals may only appear to care about you when you are fulfilling their needs or serving a purpose for them. A narcissistic relationship can lead to a lot of emotional distress

It’s a mental health condition characterized by

an inflate

sense of importanc

a deep need fo

excessive attention and admiratio

lack of empath

for other

often having trouble


What it boils down to selfishness at the (usually extreme) expense of others, plus the inability to consider others’ feelings at al

9 official criteria for NP

grandiose sense of self-importanc

preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal lov

belief they’re special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institution

need for excessive admiratio

sense of entitlemen

interpersonally exploitative behavio

lack of empath

envy of others or a belief that others are envious of the

demonstration of arrogant and haughty behaviors or attitude

That said, knowing the “official” diagnostic criteria doesn’t usually make it easier to spot a narcissist, especially when you’re romantically involved with on

1. They were charming AF… at firs

2. They hog the conversation, talking about how great they ar

3. They feed off your compliment

4. They lack empath

5. They don’t have any (or many) long-term friend

6. They pick on you constantl

7. They gaslight yo

8. They dance around defining the relationshi

9. They think they’re right about everything… and never apologiz

10. They panic when you try to break up with the

11. … and when you show them you’re really done, they lash ou

How to prepare for a breakup with a narcissis

Constantly remind yourself that you deserve better

Strengthen your relationships with your empathetic friends

Build a support network with friends and family who can help remind you what is reality

Urge your partner to go to therapy

Get a therapist yourself

You cannot change a person with narcissistic personality disorder or make them happy by loving them enough or by changing yourself to meet their whims and desires. They will never be in tune with you, never empathic to your experiences, and you will always feel empty after an interaction with them,

Narcissists can’t feel fulfilled in relationships, or in any area of their lives, because nothing is ever special enough for the

Essentially, you’ll never be enough for them, because they’re never enough for themselves

When it comes to ending a relationship, a narcissist will act in multiple ways.

Here are four ways someone with narcissistic personality disorder might act at the end of a relationship

Plays the Casanov

Fights it ou

Makes you the bad gu

Moves you down the lis

Dating a narcissist can take a toll on your self-esteem. Your partner may engage in gaslighting behavior, making you feel you are crazy or forgetful; sabotage your relationship or other friendships; turn all the blame in the relationship towards you; or even deliver intense praise, followed by verbal abus

Here is how dating a narcissist changes your behavior

You end up bragging mor

You apologize mor

You don’t defend peopl

You become more selfis

You become abusive to your friend

You become critical of wome

You value money mor

You value status mor

You laugh les

You become quiete

You become flak

You’re hard on yoursel

You become paranoi

You become irritabl

You use peopl

Narcissists have an arsenal of tactics to destroy their partner's reality and confidence to gain or keep control over the relationship and partner. They will set you up to feel crazy, making it less likely that you will reach out to family and friends for help

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