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One of the best pieces of advice I can give a person trapped in an abusive relationship is don’t hide away at home!

I wrote a series of articles on jealousy recently, but what I didn’t mention is that people with symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder will usually feel jealous all the time.

Because of this it is very common for a narcissistic personality to try and isolate their partner and erode their confidence in making and keeping friends.

They may also keep you apart from other people in their life to help hide their double life. If they are out on the town with another woman for instance they do not want people talking to you about what they have seen. Some Narcissistic personalities may even work to hide the fact that they are married.

To top this all off, if you have found yourself in a Narcissistic/Codependent Marriage – your poor patterns of relating socially may mean that you suffer abuse from other friends and family members as well!

To tackle this, my member’s only post today is about how to extend your circle of influence in the broader community in three simple steps.

Making Supportive Connections

This is part of our subscription called ‘The Friendship Cult’ which is about dealing with bullies and bullying (to help adults and kids) which you can check out here: Dealing With Bullies


Kim Cooper 🙂





Kim is the author of seven books on the topic of relationships and emotional intelligence.

A prolific multi-media content innovator, Kim has created and shared a library of articles and multi-media educational tools including radio shows,
movies and poetry on 'The NC Marriage', and 'The Love Safety Net'.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. This is so true. I could never figure out why my husband didn’t enjoy going out with other couples and making friends that we could do things with. I finally gave up trying to make connections with other people. Now I am having a hard time feeling motivated to make friends.

  2. Kim, Thank you for all you do. Today I read your short blog. I have not read your blogs for some time. I used to read every single one. I was in a terrible narcissistic marriage that I finally ended this year. You were the one that made me realize I wasn’t imagining the behavior that I was living with. I tried so hard for so long to do the things you said and to stay strong. But I see now after being away from my husband for a year- how much healthier I am being away. It has been a hard bittersweet year for me because he was the love of my life. But I have to accept that I can love someone even when they are the way they are. I just cannot stay in the relationship. I was dying inside. A year later, I have met a man that hugs me everyday- talks through our problems and is not jealous and sabotaging my life goals like my husband did to me for years. I am gaining new strength and vitality for my future.. there is hope after the storm.

  3. Omg! I thought I was going crazy, but my mom is a narcissist and so is her mom and so is my sister! And, to top it off, all my friends are, and every boyfriend I’ve ever picked! People may say, well, maybe you’re the narcissist, but narcissist don’t admit to being wrong or take accountability for the sake of wanting to be a better person…GENUINLY! A narcissist is only concerned with what people think, not what they actually think of themselves, and anyone who crosses them, will be maliciously attacked, undercover of course, because nobody can ever know their true nature!

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