By Joan Salmon
What you need to know:
It is not common occurrence that one bonds with their in-laws. However, it is not impossible to mend fences. It helps for the betterment of your marriage
Experts describe narcissism as a personality disorder where one has a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, a need for excessive admiration and the belief that they are unique and deserving of special treatment. Most of us have at one point or another displayed at least one narcissistic trait. Although they are considered narcissistic behaviours, the difference from someone with narcissism personality disorder (NDP) is in severity, frequency and duration. So how do you know your partner is suffering from NDP?
Your partner wants to run your life. They want to tell when you can visit friends or family. What clothes to wear and which places to go to. In most cases it is not for your own welfare but rather how these activities will affect them. “It is understandable when your partner wants to spend more time with you but when they dictate on whom you can or cannot interact with, this is a cause for concern. A narcissistic spouse will do their best to isolate you so that they are the centre of your world,” Nancy Kakembo, a relationship counsellor says. Click to read more…