We all have a little bit of something in us; even narcissistic traits!
Everyone to some extent is 'narcissistic'. Healthy narcissism means that you have the ability to get your needs met, without damaging other people whilst doing so. Unhealthy narcissism is at play when individuals operate to an 'I win / you lose' model, which purposely or mindlessly undermines and diminishes other people. - Narcissistic Personality Disorder 101 Quiz
However, when we have dealings with someone who displays many traits or has a narcissistic personality it can make our life very difficult and cause us emotional turmoil. Gaining respite, limiting (or ceasing) contact can be a challenge especially if it's a family member. From my personal experience, the feelings of sadness and guilt that emerge when dealing with a parent who displays several narcissistic traits can feel like a punch in the gut. It's heartbreaking when this situation is caused by a parent and the situation continues on for years.
1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. YOU choose. YOU take control.
This is where we come in! One minute may sound crazy (and impossible) but we will show you how that even taking 60 seconds out for self-care, when in a toxic relationship, can make a difference to our emotional and physical wellbeing.
So, during the week of 22-28 January 2018, we invite you to join us to take action for 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. and we will provide you with support. Understanding the Narcissist is the first step before taking action and the key to taking action is that it is in YOUR control.
Where to join us!
The game's up for the narcissist (in your life)! with Anglia Counselling
Escape the Narcissist with LeanOnUs
Avoiding Narcissists by Enforcing Boundaries with SwanWaters