Could you be in a relationship with a narcissist (romantic, friend, co-worker, or boss...) and don’t know it?
Narcissism is quite the buzzword these days. The majority of people that have been abused by one usually don’t even know they are with one. Why is this? The narcissist is very good at disguising themselves by flipping it onto the other person (caretaker) making them believe there’s something wrong with them. Typically the narcissist doesn’t know he is one either.
No this is not a joyful topic but it must be seen. A narcissistic person will suck the joy and life out of a person continuously until there’s seemingly nothing left… until the caretaker changes the game, frees herself by getting help, and coming back into her own personal power. If you think you are or have been in a relationship with a narcissist and any of these characteristics relate to you, know that you can move beyond it. There are many practitioners, therapists, and life coaches who can help. Reach out. You don’t have to go it alone. XO
Linda Strauss Anderson is a Life Coach and Co-founder of JOY Undiluted. JU connects people wanting help with resources, inspiration, and people who love and live to help others.