Dating a narcissistic man
I pray for each of you that you don’t ever find yourself in a relationship with a narcissist.
Making a relationship work with someone who is so emotionally injured and defensive is next to impossible, so why waste your time trying?
To most people, this dance is confusing and crazy-making, creating the insidious doubt, Am I going crazy?
Trying to get a narcissist to say they were wrong or to apologize in a heartfelt way is a losing game – it’s simply not going to happen.
Dating a narcissist is, sadly, a fairly common occurrence for men and women, and knowing how to identify one is necessary for your sanity and self-esteem.A small percentage of men and women – under 5 percent – meet the criteria for full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder, but a much higher number of people have narcissistic traits. Narcissists love talking about themselves and their accomplishments.If you find yourself dating someone who is narcissistic, the summary version involves you feeling frustrated, angry and hurt. They brag without even realizing it, and their conversations must focus far more on them than on you.If you date a narcissist, she may flirt with someone else right in front of you, or may show a little too much physical affection to a random person (e.g., putting an arm around the shoulder, getting “handsy”).Narcissists are famous for keeping the metaphorical door open with exes and others who show interest, as they need constant attention and reassurance that they’re desired and wanted.