Narcissism is a personality disorder characterized by entitlement, lack of empathy, and excessive admiration needs. Narcissistic individuals tend to be charming and charismatic, but they can also be manipulative, abusive, and destructive.
If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, it is important to understand that this is not a healthy dynamic. You may feel trapped, powerless, and emotionally drained. But there is hope. With the help of a trained therapist, you can learn to recognize the signs of narcissism, set healthy boundaries, and reclaim your sense of self-worth.
Here are some signs that you may be in a relationship with a narcissist:
They are preoccupied with themselves and their own needs, and tend to dominate conversations.
They have a grandiose sense of self-importance and often exaggerate their achievements or talents.
They lack empathy and are unable to recognize or respond to other people's emotional needs.
They are often jealous or envious of others and may engage in competitive behaviors.
They can be emotionally or physically abusive, and may use gaslighting and coercion to get their way.
If you recognize these signs in your partner, it is important to seek help. Know that you are not alone, and I can help.