Today I went back to that huge bookstore that I went to yesterday. I saw a book whose title of a book caught my eye.
“The One-Way Relationship Workbook.”
Here’s the blurb from the back: “When you interact with a friend, family member, intimate partner, or co-worker who is a narcissist, there is no give and take. The relationship only goes one way – their way – and you constantly have to adjust your own expectations and behavior to meet their standards. That’s because people with narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD, are preoccupied with seeking admiration and power and find it difficult to empathize with others’ feelings. And, as if maintaining a good relationship with a narcissist weren’t hard enough, most narcissists do not realize or believe that they have a disorder at all. That’s why “The One-Way Relationship Workbook” was created: to help you effectively improve and ultimately transform your relationship with the self-absorbed, self-centered, or narcissistic individuals in your life.”
I just have one question.
Why would we want to be in a relationship with a self-absorbed, self-centered, narcissistic individual???
Here is the definition of relationship:
- The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
- The state of being connected by blood or marriage.
Note the word connected. You cannot truly connect with a self-absorbed person. They don’t connect. You cannot have a real relationship with a narcissist!!!
So why would you try to do something that is not possible to do?
I’m just sayin’.