Moving On: Life After Dating A Narcissist

“Discover the antidote to dating a narcissist: empathy toward yourself! Embrace your inner strength.”

Have you ever felt distraught or found it hard to move on after dating someone who was self-centered? If so, your partner might have been a narcissist, or a person with narcissistic tendencies. Did your partner:

  • isolate you from your friends to maintain control over you?
  • make him or herself feel good by putting you down?
  • chip away at your self-esteem?
  • only give you a compliment when you were about to leave?
  • These are some of the traits of a narcissist or someone with narcissistic tendencies.

Only a psychiatrist can diagnose a narcissistic personality disorder, though the broad definition of a narcissist is someone who:

  • expects to be recognized as superior or special, without superior accomplishments.
  • expects constant attention and admiration from others.
  • is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of success.
  • lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings of others.

In short, a narcissist is arrogant and expects special treatment — whether or not he or she does things to warrant it. If you’re wondering whether your partner could have been a narcissist, it helps to know these basic traits. In this article, you will learn how to regain your confidence and put your life back on track after dating a narcissist or someone with these tendencies.


XOXO Monica

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