Being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be challenging. Narcissists tend to have an inflated sense of ego and entitlement, put themselves first, lack empathy, and can become abusive to others.
How does narcissistic personality disorder affect families?
The child is often shamed and humiliated by a narcissistic parent and will grow up with poor self-esteem. The child often will become either a high achiever or a self-saboteur, or both. The child will need trauma recovery and will have to re-parent themselves in adulthood.
Do relationships with narcissists last?
Narcissists lose interest as the expectation of intimacy increases, or when theyve won at their game. Many have trouble sustaining a relationship for more than six months to a few years. They prioritize power over intimacy and loathe vulnerability, which they consider weak.
Do narcissists always cheat?
Chronic infidelity is common with narcissists and gaslighters. Gaslighters and narcissists are chronic cheaters. It doesnt matter how good of a partner you are, or how much of your life youve devoted to them (because they demanded it). They will still cheat.