I have had to deal with a seasonal narcissist for many years now. In this article the writer gives some great advice on how to deal with the narc during family gatherings.
This year I’m actually looking forward to the holidays for the first time in almost 15 years. Peaceful, stress free and surrounded by people I love, for a good change. Here’s hoping your holiday is a happier one this year too.
You don’t have to be married or partnered with a narcissist in order to have one in your life. Studies show that almost a quarter of us have to interact with narcissists, although that may just be peripherally. If that’s the case, dealing with them becomes much more difficult because they are likely to be in your life for a long time, if only intermittently. It may sound harsh, but once you make up your mind, you can usually get out of a spousal/partnered relationship with a narcissist, although if there are children involved, you may still have to deal with the narcissist for many years.
Nevertheless, many of us have to, especially around special occasions, look out for what I like to call the seasonal narcissist. This is a person whom you may only see every couple of years or maybe a couple of times a year, since narcissists don’t like to hang out much with…
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