News & Reflections

In  article on the Huffington Post titled “6 Glaring Signs Your Friend Is A Narcissist” Brittany Wong interviews experts and therapists about dealing with narcissistic friends. “A friend will ask you for help, and you gladly comply. This is what friends do. If your friend is narcissistic, your act of [giving advice] will eventually be [...]

In response to an article about a psychologist accused of sexual misconduct, Felice J. Freyer of the Boston Globe writes that approximately 9-12% of mental health professionals admit to sexual misconduct and unlawful relationships with patients. Shockingly, these percentages may be underestimated. Andrea Celenza, a psychoanalyst who studies therapist-patient sexual misconduct says: “…some are predators [...]

As a child, you likely did not understand the depth of your narcissistic parent’s illness. It’s often the adult child’s unhealed wound that makes one prone to clinging—and a target for clingers. As you release, your anxiety might surge (do not hesitate to seek the help of a qualified therapist). But if tolerated, it can [...]

“Instead of trying to take control of the situation and get the n happy with us again, we can simply focus on ourselves―what we want, need, feel like doing… We have to move back into our own house, so to speak. At first the rooms are bare, cold, drafty. We need to spend time getting [...]

In an article featured in The Atlantic, Adam Grant writes about how humans often lack self-awareness. Numerous studies show that we often overestimate our levels of intelligence and generosity. Grant writes: “…people spend a staggering amount of time making claims about themselves. It makes sense: You’re the only person on Earth who has direct knowledge [...]

“As we pull away from the emotional effects of the narcissist, we may feel lonely and sad. These feelings will ease as we heal and take care of ourselves.” – adapted from When Your Parent Is A Narcissist In Cari Romm’s article on The Cut titled “7 Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely” [...]

In a post on Psychology Today titled “Why Narcissists Thrive On Chaos” Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. chronicles a study conducted by Sindes Dawood and Aaron Pincus of Pennsylvania State University. The study determined a link between narcissism and frenzied behavior. Whitbourne writes: “It might strike you that people who insist on coming across as unbelievably [...]

When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, it is important to recognize the difference between power and control. “I have lived in an illusion that I could control the outcome of the relationship, that if I wanted something bad enough in a relationship I valued, I should be able to make it work. [...]

Using scientific facts, research, and data, Eric Barker’s article on The Ladders explains the “narcissism epidemic.” The article also offers five ways to deal with narcissists. Barker writes: “Dealing with a narcissist regularly is like having a pet tiger: you always have to be careful that one day he’s gonna see you as dinner. But if [...]

“It’s important to understand that the narcissist parent cannot see what’s real—the real you or anyone else. There may be moments when the parent appears to connect. The closeness feels very personal and rich. You may not want to believe it is a manipulation. You may fiercely defend your parent. You may take on traits [...]

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