Narcissism is a spectrum of personality traits that are characterized by a grandiose sense of self, lack of empathy for others, and an extreme sensitivity to criticism. Narcissists wreck havoc in their intimate relationships and their partners are often left feeling bewildered, powerless, and demeaned. Narcissistic traits tend to be quite “fixed”, and most narcissists have a difficult time making significant behavioral changes, even after going through therapy.
Below is a link to a checklist that can help you determine whether or not your partner has narcissist characteristics that are damaging to your relationship. Counseling can help you learn how to better identify destructive behaviors, understand why you were drawn to your partner, and find new ways to manage the relationship or end it.