The Narcissistic Partner
First off, who is a narcissist? What truly makes one narcissistic? Well, to put it simply, a narcissist is someone who has an excessive or unreasonable high sense of self importance.
To be clear, yes narcissistic personality disorder is a mental health condition and having a narcissistic partner can be very tasking to one’s mental health.
How do I know if my partner is a narcissist? Well this has already been discussed on our social media handles so make sure to check that out.
Here are 3 tips to cope with having a narcissistic partner:
Guide your heart; it is okay to set boundaries, it is okay to feel the emotions that you feel. No, you are not the problem neither are you manipulative. It is very okay to take a break when you feel you need it. You are very much allowed to fee what you feel.
Internalizing hurtful comments is a bad idea: Building a thick skin is, of course, easier said than done. It may be challenging to resist letting unpleasant behaviors affect you if you are naturally more sensitive than other people. It's essential to accept that their behavior does not represent you. Accepting criticism and insults personally will cause you to lose confidence and sense of value very rapidly.
Talk to someone: in this case, professional help is usually the best bet. EmpathySpace also offers the couple therapy package so it may be best to also explore this option. It may not be couple therapy but therapy for yourself.