Do you need constant attention from your partner? From other people? You may be narcissitic. Narcissism is an excessive admiration of oneself. Dr. Warren writes, "The fact is, narcissism and marriage doesn't go together. People who struggle with narcissism struggle to meet their partner's needs. They need constant admiration and are constantly looking for others to lift them up." If you are narcissitic, realize the effect it could be having on your partner and on your relationship. If the situation is serious, consider therapy.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|