Tag: narcissists

Codependency Stories Day 12: Narcissist Grandparent

Today, we meet C who is having trouble with her mother-in-law and is looking to her husband to set boundaries. Something he finds difficult to do due to his codependency with his mother who he tries to please at all costs. He was the “golden child” and was taught that her needs were more important…

Throwback Post: The Three Stages Of Narcissist Relationships

Narcissists are the proverbial Jekyll and Hyde characters, one way one moment, one way the next. A roller-coaster ride for anyone involved with them. When we become involved in a new relationship, a need to bond and connect with others is usually the main reason, leading hopefully to love. However, narcissists have their own reasons…

The Narcissist-Codependent Dance

Among my patient group (and circle of friends), there are people who continually allow others to take advantage of them, continue to give and stay in very toxic relationships. They attempt to make themselves indispensable for their partners (and everyone else) and become the local and family martyr. They are the codependents who keep on…