However, as time progressed, I found in my own therapy practice that, indeed, there exist some individuals on this planet with narcissistic challenges.
My clients educated me about the aftermath of what it is to heal from narcissistic abuse.
What it does mean is that we must learn how to live life differently than we have been.
To have unconditional love for an addict means that we accept them as they are but we do not allow them to treat us or our family with disrespect.
It would make sense that individuals pulling away from someone like this would experience tremendous loss and trauma (Brown).
A relationship with an alcoholic isn't impossible, but it does take a certain finesse.Of course you wouldn’t, you would care for them and express great amounts of unconditional love toward them.So, then why do we have such a tendency to not like the alcoholic in our lives? They struggle with the horrible addiction day in and day out.For further study, please refer to the resources listed at the end of the article, as the subject is quite vast.So just what traits does someone with narcissism have, and what does that person look like in the early stages of dating?I feel I owe it to the people I work with in therapy, and others who may be in similar circumstances, to assist with educating the public about narcissistic abuse, so that people can be informed and aware of how to protect themselves in the event they encounter people with narcissistic traits.The following is an attempt at a primer on such individuals.In my previous article, I touched on the subject of narcissistic abuse recovery.I decided to write a second article as a follow-up for individuals who wish to explore further how to move forward through this specific healing process.The only way to accept them just as they are is by realizing that they are suffering from a horrible disease called alcoholism.You wouldn’t hate a friend who had cancer would you, or some other type of terminal illness?