We talk a lot about leaving the narcissist before they can discard you, and this should be done if at all possible. Sometimes it isn't possible though, and discarded partners are often left devastated, both financially and emotionally. Narcissists get bored very easily. Initially, they are intoxicated by the chase and the conquest of a new partner, and they are prone to magical thinking and idealization, which means they often believe all of their problems can be solved by "the right person.
How to Make a Narcissist Miserable: 12 Things They Hate - Kim Saeed: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Survive Divorce is reader-supported. Some links may be from our sponsors. Dealing with the complex and skewed thinking of a narcissist coupled with how well they can hide and twist the truth can lead to considerable challenges for someone who finds themselves trapped in this kind of marriage. I sat down with Tina Swithin to discuss her experiences, along with her advice, strategies and observations for dealing with a narcissist in a divorce. Ten years ago, when I began my battle, all I could find online was the diagnostic criteria of NPD, narcissistic personality disorder.
How to Make a Narcissist Miserable: 12 Things They Hate
Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealised self-image and attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology , where a young man named Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism or pathological self-absorption was first identified as a disorder in by Havelock Ellis  and featured in subsequent psychological models, e.
Last Updated: February 16, References. He specializes in helping clients who have survived a narcissistic parent or partner. Treatment focuses upon helping clients identify and challenge self-diminishing beliefs as a result of narcissistic abuse.