a relationship with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Just recently I came to find out my girlfriend has NPD. I've been reading up on it and I'm just wondering if a relationship can even hope to succeed with someone who has it if both are willing to try? From everything I've looked up though it seems like the one with NPD will just eventually leave no matter what. I guess what I'm asking is does anyone know if it's even possible for them to be together and hope for a life long commitment, or if it's futile to even try? Thanks for the help.
Re: a relationship with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
True Narcissists are attracted to caregivers, or co-dependents, and vice-versa. As long as the co-dependent gives praise, the Narcissist will enjoy it. Narcissists do not allow for healthy reciprocity, so the cg will always give, and the N will always take. If that is ok with both parties, then the relationship will "work."