On today's episode Jamie and Guy welcome a special guest (and longtime friend of Jaime) Kristy Gaisford LCSW to discuss narcissism. They discuss how being in a relationship with a narcissist can be incredibly difficult and damaging to one's mental and emotional well-being. Narcissists often exhibit clinical characteristics such as an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy, and a preoccupation with fantasies of success, power, and attractiveness. They may also exhibit manipulative and controlling behavior, gaslighting, and emotional abuse. The constant need for admiration and attention can leave their partners feeling emotionally drained and neglected. Additionally, because narcissists tend to see themselves as faultless, they are unlikely to take responsibility for their actions or make meaningful changes to improve the relationship. Listen to understand more about narcissism and to learn more about Kristy, check out her website https://loveworkrelationships.com/
Recommended reading on this topic is Unmasking Narcissism by Mark Ettensohn PsyD https://amzn.to/3JbQJRb
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Jamie Pyatt LCSW is a mom, avid beach lover, exercise enthusiast, and a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 yrs of experience. She has worked in hospice care, child abuse intervention, and was an adoption facilitator for 13 years. Jamie loves working with individuals, couples, and teens as they embrace their personal stories and surf the daily waves of life. She makes friends wherever she goes and has a laugh that brightens any room. She believes each one of us deserves love, happiness, and connection ❤️Get to know Jamie better @therealjamiepyatt
Guy Balogh is a father of three, car enthusiast, an entrepreneur and small business owner (shout out to @holsterbrands), and a professional business and life coach. Guy loves working with individuals to think bigger, take risks, and maximize opportunities. His quick wit and talent for storytelling pair well with his desire to find the positive in any situation. Get to know Guy better @therealcoachguySupport the show