When involved with a narcissist, there never seems to be any balance.
Relationships or dealings with people who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder can have an enormous impact on our well-being due to the toxic amount of energy that these interactions can produce.
Particularly, the endless praise part, I suck at lying and will sound so phony to myself, but I’m sure he will buy it because he’s that vain.
And I need to start making lists and following through. I have to start looking for a place to live and figuring out what I’ll be able to afford, and where I want to be geographically.
I thought “hes not that bad, he cant possibly be a narcissist!
” Guess what, he has become that bad, and I’m sure he will only get worse as time goes on.
If the partner of a narcissist tries to address the issues, the narcissists will go into meltdown and complete denial, often attacking their partner with accusations in a poor attempt at defending themselves, or go for the vulnerable sensitive approach.
I already almost feel like I’m selling my soul just living as I am, but what I’m doing isn’t working, so unless I want this to all blow up in my face, I need to step it up until I am ready to get out, on my own terms.
Top tips on How to Live With a Narcissist I plan to implement: Some of these things are really going to suck.
Deep down within a narcissist can live self-destructive and crippling self-doubt coupled with extremely low self-esteem.
A narcissist is often the child of narcissistic parents, who may have built up their esteem by telling the child how special, amazing and gifted they are and how they would go on to do great things—but then offered no solid foundations or stability from where the child could function.