Codependency author and expert Darlene Lancer explains the narcissist’s mind and motives and the personality of their partners. Dealing with a Narcissist reveals the unconscious forces driving their mutual attraction and relationship dynamics and sheds light on the damaging impact narcissists have on their partners and children. This is also workbook with strategies that can improve your self-esteem and help you maintain your self-respect and set boundaries in relationships with addicts, narcissists, or emotionally abusive people.
If you were at first charmed by a narcissist, you soon had to contend with self-centeredness, defensiveness, and escalating criticisms and demands. Trying to satisfy them can feel impossible, and neither stops abuse, nor produces genuine caring and reciprocity. You end up frustrated and hurt that your feelings and needs are dismissed or ignored. Steadily, your self-esteem, confidence, trust, and independence decline in the relationship, as you give up more of yourself. Whether you want to improve your relationship or are ambivalent about staying or leaving, Dealing with a Narcissist – 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries provides clarity and tools to handle interactions with difficult people. You’ll strengthen your self-esteem and gain the ability to set boundaries and communicate effectively. Eight steps are recommended with specific exercises and techniques, which are applicable to any relationship with a difficult person—whether passive-aggressive, controlling, abusive, manipulative, or with a borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Informative Read!! July 11, 2016, By Laura Stamps
Have you just discovered your spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, or boss is a narcissist, and you don’t know what to do? No problem. This incredibly informative book was written for you! Narcissists are masters of emotional abuse. They run circles around us, beating us up every chance they get. And we never see it coming. Well, those days are over. Darlene Lancer not only defines narcissism in this easy-to-use book, but she also covers the various forms of emotional abuse, how to set firm boundaries, and how to effectively deal with the narcissists in your life. Regain your self-esteem, self-worth, and learn how to love yourself again. Grab this book. It’s a treasure!
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENCE AND ENLIGHTENING October 12, 2015, By Xanthin D. Smith
Anything she writes, she writes with excellence and high intelligence. I highly recommend any and all of her great works.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars February 17, 2016, By Anna
A set of valuable tips for anyone dealing with NPD in relationship.
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 Steps to dealing with a Narcissist December 17, 2015, By Jackie Paulson
Do you want to know how to deal with a Narcissist person? Darlene Lancer will give you 8 steps to raise your self-esteem and set boundaries with difficult people. This book is a self help guide that will help you journal questions and answers to help you with people with personality disorders or even finding out how your childhood could be the cause of your failed relationships in adulthood. Darlene Lancer will ask thought provoking questions, give exercises to help you realize if a loved one is a Narcissist person with traits you will know or not after evaluating your own assessments covered in this book. I have learned more about myself and those around me by reading this book than if I did not. One great lesson is “Don’t Take It Personally.” If you think you or someone you know is a narcissist person, has boundary issues, relationship issues, or a personality disorder then this book will help you learn how to deal with it in 8 easy steps. © 2015 Jackie Paulson