Susan talks with Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Susan and Wendy discuss challenges associated with co-parenting with someone who has narcissistic tendencies, including an absence of empathy, a sense of entitlement, and a focus on attention and approval–at the cost of addressing children’s needs. Susan and Wendy co-host a monthly support group on Co-Parenting With a Narcissist.
Things you’ll learn from this episode:
- Why leverage or meaningful consequences are so necessary when dealing with a narcissistic co-parent
- Why it’s so important to understand the narcissist’s personality in order to be your strongest self
- Why having a narcissistic parent does NOT mean a child will become a narcissist