Should You Take Your Narcissistic Parent to Family Therapy?

In cases of severe narcissism, therapy may play out in one of these 5 ways.

If you grew up with a narcissistic parent, you may still be thinking you can fix or change the relationship in some way so you can get some of your emotional needs met. It’s certainly a normal desire. We all wish for a happy, well-connected and loving family. So, should you try family therapy? Here are five things to consider first.

Think of narcissism as a spectrum disorder. At the low end, are some narcissistic traits that we all have, then as one moves along the spectrum with more and more traits, the more problems ensue. The extreme end of that spectrum is the full-blown narcissistic personality disorder.

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