(GivenUs.com) – Do you have a narcissistic person in your life? Maybe it’s a friend, co-worker or even your spouse. Narcissists are master manipulators, and they love to get a rise out of you and place blame as well. Nathanial Drew explains his experience here:
So, how can you survive a narcissistic relationship? Here are a few tips to help you out.
Don’t Let It Affect You
Narcissists love to tell you that everything that happens to them is your fault. They love to claw away at your self-esteem, making you feel less of yourself and allowing you to second guess your actions. Once you realize this, you can grab your self-worth by the bootstraps and start loving yourself. It’s not your fault!
Stand Up for Yourself
Maybe you lost your job, or a family member passed away. No matter how tragic the event, according to Healthline, narcissists typically won’t show a lot of empathy. They will remain self-centered and may not like your attention being focused away from them. You are better than that. Their response and actions don’t define you. Surround yourself with positive people who will encourage and empathize with your situation.
Set Healthy Boundaries
That person in your life who always complains, blames others and is just a complete Debbie-downer can zap your day of energy. In some cases, their negative talk and actions can turn a good day into a disastrous one for you. Set healthy boundaries and focus on the positive by staying clear of them for a while.
Having a narcissist in your life is draining. You don’t need to feel cornered or overwhelmed by their problems. Once you realize it’s ok to let go of this type of unhealthy relationship, the better your day will be.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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