What to Do if You Have a Partner or Loved one with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

By Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA

Do you have a loved one with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Narcissism is a term that refers to a personality disorder where the person believes they are extremely important and that the world revolves around them. These individuals are self-absorbed, crave attention, and their priorities focus on whatever will offer them the most personal gain. 

Tactics used by narcissists include gaslighting and coercion, both of which create patterns in relationships that cause an unequal power dynamic where the narcissist is the superior. There are 9 key signs that you are dealing with a narcissist:

9 Signs your loved one has Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

With Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it is a symptom of suffering. The most important helpful things that you can do yourself and for them:

Sometimes this may cause distress in the individuals, but consistently honoring yourself and honoring your boundaries and knowing where you stand is going to be a game-changer. Because of the nature of their illness, they will not be able to do that for you. It takes a lot of self-awareness and self-work to grow as a human and often times in narcissism, they don’t think that there is any growing that they need to do.

So have good boundaries and know that you are valuable and you’ve got this.


Check out this blog on setting healthy boundaries!


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