Narcissism and Codependency : The love addiction

What an eye opener!

Dr Nicholas Jenner

Among my patient group (and circle of friends), there are people who continually allow others to take advantage of them, continue to give and stay in very toxic relationships. They attempt to make themselves indispensable for their partners (and everyone else) and become the local and family martyr. They are the codependents who keep on giving. It is also very often the case that these people are either in or have been in a relationship with someone who has narcissist tendencies. In fact there are studies that suggest that they might even seek out such types.

There is a dance in codependency that involves the intimate relationship between codependents and narcissistic types. Codependents lack a healthy relationship with self. They are prone to put others first before their own needs. This is unhealthy.

Narcissists also have an unhealthy relationship with self. They put themselves above all else. They use others…

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One thought on “Narcissism and Codependency : The love addiction

  1. Thanks, I also rev logged. My daughter deals with a pure narcissist,the father of my three Grandkids and she says they are attracting on the surface.

    The will say anything but words have no consequence why you are void of conscience and empathy.

    But know as much as narcissist rob and steal all from those coming g in contact with them, they are miserable,the coiffures of a narcissist never reaches a quarter full and they resent and suffer serving themselves.


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