- Get jealous of anyone or thing that has your attention over them? This includes children, pets, friends, family and occupation. Their jealousy triggers intense rage and sometimes violence for which you are subsequently blamed.
- Provoke you to leave by being cruel during an argument? This accomplishes two things: it verifies that you will in fact one day abandon them and it sets the narcissist up to be the victim. Either way, the narcissist has gained more ammunition to use against you.
Sometimes the charm of a narcissist inhibits your client from seeing the narcissism. When your client first met their spouse, there was something about them that was enticing. It seemed like an irresistible pull to someone who so perfectly matched their needs and wants. However, the fairy tale engagement and marriage came to an abrupt halt the day they walked down the aisle. The narcissistic spouse said your client changed and they believed. So desperate to return back to the fairy tale, they became whatever the narcissist demanded. But it was not enough. The more your client acquiesce, the more ultimatums surface. Desperate to find another solution, your client finally begin to look at their spouse’s behavior. Could they be narcissistic? What does a narcissistic spouse even look like? Here are some signals to discuss with your clients. Does the narcissist… Expects you to meet their needs at all times? You are required to anticipate what, how, and when they need admiration and