Opinion: Is it possible to have a relationship with a narcissist?

Mark Randall Havens

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Narcissists are not easy to deal with because they can be very possessive and unforgiving. They take everything personally, and their lack of self-esteem makes them prone to taking offense at even the slightest thing. They also need constant external mirroring and praise. This can drain your energy and lead to entanglement.

Narcissists believe they are superior to others and cannot relate to others. They feel entitled to special treatment and want to be associated with the upper class. When they feel threatened, they will often react aggressively and threaten to bully you. They are not sympathetic to others' feelings and will do anything they can to keep their ego high.

A relationship with a narcissistic person can be difficult, but there are steps to take to improve your mental resilience and well-being. The first step is to learn to accept your partner for who they are. Try to be as honest as possible with your partner. Do not make excuses, and try to see the good in them.

Narcissists are very difficult to deal with in a romantic relationship. But you can learn how to make the relationship work if you understand them. They rely on the approval of others to boost their own self-esteem. By knowing what they need, you can make a healthy relationship with a narcissist.

Once a relationship starts, the narcissist will begin to show up more often. Although they still show affection, they will try to chip away at your confidence and make you feel like a hero. Narcissists will also criticize your close friends. If they are able to help you solve a problem, they'll look like a hero to you.

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a serious mental illness. If you're in a relationship with a narcissist, you may want to seek treatment. A therapist may suggest leaving the relationship if you're not emotionally compatible.

Narcissists are often abusive to their partners. This can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. If you're in a relationship with a narcissist, make sure to seek counseling or therapy to learn how to cope with the abuse and prevent it from returning. Therapy will help you identify triggers and learn how to cope with your emotions. It will also give you the time to reset your emotional and mental state.

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Mark Havens is a serial entrepreneur and writer with a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is the founder of the Dallas Maker Community, Dallas Makerspace and the Director of COPARENT. A cult and abuse survivor, Havens uses his personal journey and technical expertise to explore relationships, mind control, and healing in his writing, inspiring others to find their own voice. Recognized for his work in the maker community, Havens received a Ph.D. fellowship from the University of Texas at Arlington and resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with his mother and two children.

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