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Newby wanting to shake narcissism
I am mid 40's and have been in a relationship for four years. I have been marked as narcissistic and know that i am now that i have been told and read up on symptoms.
I am trying to get away from being narcissistic but i always have a setback every couple of weeks that, now after 4 years in my current relationship I am starting to wonder if i can shake the stigma.
Growing up I have not known any other way. My mother was a huge influence on me and i chose to surround myself with other narcs in the past 30 year's. From so called friends to bosses. I have little contact with my mother now (my own choice) to try and break the cycle. It has worked a bit but I still and tripping over and my wfe is at wits end...
I don't want to loose her but am stuck trying to shake this demon. Are there any others out there that have shaken the narcissism?
Thank you for reading.
welcome to this forum .
may I ask exactly what it is that you do that is Narcisstic .? Listing some examples would help I think .
you know just being aware of it ...is a monumental step . Usually narcissistics are in too deep to admit there is an issue .
Im not narcissistic but I know someone that is ...an extreme one ...and this person has a complete disregard of anyone else but herself . And sees the world relvolving around them and them alone . Quite scary really .and she is totally oblivious that is the case .
from your post ...you don’t sound narcisstic ...lol ...u have empathy for your wife .
Can I ask you ...if you think your narcissism stems from some form of insecurity ?
usually that is the case .
but there is plenty of information to curb it ...but I believe you have taken a very positive step coming to this forum .
i think definitely tell your wife you are making positive steps to ensure she understands and supports you .
Keep writing ...hope to hear from you soon