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Dealing with a Narcissist: An Interview with Darlene Lancer, LMFT

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Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT has been interviewed before on our show. Her new book focuses on Narcissism, Darlene is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert on relationships and codependency. Enjoy the full blog article HERE.

What is the myth about Narcissus?

What is the continuum of narcissism?

What are the causes of narcissism?

What’s the relationship between codependency and narcissism?

What attracts a person to a narcissistic partner? What type of person usually gets involved with a

narcissist romantically?

What makes narcissists so defensive and difficult to communicate with?

What are positive and negative indicators that a narcissist will change?

What are the necessary steps to deal with them?

There is much debate about whether narcissists can truly be healed?  What is your belief about this subject?

Another debated topic is around whether or not there is such a thing as healthy narcissism.  Many believe all narcissism is unhealthy.  Where do you stand in this debate?

The very word narcissism is being thrown around quite casually these days. How do we carefully advocate for victims of this abuse while not making blanket statements about this disorder that may be applied to wounded people that are actually capable of evolving?

Not everyone is ready or able to completely disconnect from their narcissistic partner.  They have to learn tools about how to cope which is what some of your book is about.  How do they keep their strength up when the very nature of this disorder is that it toxically infects those close to the narcissist?