After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist.
While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a challenge when you are forever linked to the narcissist via your children with him or her.
If you have children with a narcissist, be prepared for what is known as a high-conflict parenting situation. These are custody cases where a parent, or parents, are antagonistic. For the narcissist, getting you riled up is a way they can get attention and continue their hold on you.
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Part 3 of a 3-article Psychology Today series on living with a narcissist.
As you learned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, being in a relationship with a narcissist is emotionally draining and can cause you to question your sanity. You’re feeling guilty about things that aren’t your fault; you’re told that you don’t remember things the way they really happened; you have to follow “rules” that don’t apply to the narcissist.
Things are just getting worse in your relationship. Promises aren’t kept and the fights keep getting bigger. Let’s say you’ve decided you can’t handle the stress of being in a relationship with a narcissist anymore.
Part 2 of a 3-article series on being in a relationship with a narcissist:
In Part 1 of this article series, you learned 10 signs that you are in a relationship with a narcissist. You learned that narcissists are the masters of the guilt trip. You also learned that narcissists have a set of rules for you in the relationship that they don’t apply to their own behavior. Here are eight more signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist:
1. Changing your mind is seen as an affront to them.
New Psychology Today post: 10 Signs You are in a Relationship with a Narcissist…
You find that you feel guilty for things that aren’t really your fault. You find that what your partner told you last week is now denied by them this week. Being in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist can be very emotionally draining, and can impact your mental health.
Keep in mind that these 10 signs of a narcissist don’t happen right away – they can come on slowly. The beginning of a relationship with a narcissist is usually fast-paced and the narcissist tells you are the best thing that has ever happened to them. However, things start to change.
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