Helpful NPD Books
Wendy Behary’s book is the classic text recommended to family members, friends, and coworkers of Narcissists. Clear, sensible, and full of practical advice, this is the book we give out in our own workshops. Every person suffering from a relationship with a Narcissist should have a copy of this book at hand to help them deal with the situation.
Remember how formidable the Wizard of Oz seemed to Dorothy and the other members of Oz? He seemed to control everything and everyone in their topsy-turvy lives. It seems the Wizard was a classic Narcissistic type – obsessed with seeming important and in control. With the secrets of this book you too, like Dorothy, will be able to understand the simple steps that can turn your relationship with your Wizard into something much more like with a normal human being. Highly recommended.
Narcissistic Parents and Other Family Members
The following titles are recommended for the children of a narcissist, or perhaps a son or daughter in law or other relationship.
You Might Be a Narcissist If… – How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It
by Paul Meier, Cynthia Munz, and Lisa Charlebois. A good general text, that helps you diagnose, and deal with, malignant narcissists close to you.
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents.
by Nina W. Brown. The most recommended text for children of NPD sufferers.
Identifying and Understanding the Narcissistic Personality
by Elsa F. Ronningstam. Another good general guide.
Many people in destructive romantic relationships with a NPD sufferer have found these books helpful. With the right attitude it is possible to protect yourself, and perhaps even thrive, in such a situation.
Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life
by Linda Martinez-Lewi. Practical and at times funny, this book is a ‘get out of jail’ card for many.
Help! I’m in Love with a Narcissist
by Steven Carter. Sometimes the very things that are horrifying about a NPD sufferer is what we find attractive in others in the first place. This book will help you gain more of the second, and less of the first.
The Narcissistic/Borderline Couple: New Approaches to Marital Therapy
by Joan Lachkar. Narcissism exists on a spectrum, and your partner (or you) may well have some symptoms, at some times. This book helps temper such tendencies that can arise in any relationship.
Narcissistic Lovers: How to Cope, Recover and Move On
by Cynthia Zayn and M.S. Kevin Dibble
Narcissism Diagnosis and Treatment
These are other books that may help you in understanding, and finding your own personal way to happily deal with the narcissistic individual in your life.
by James F. Masterson, MD. This is the book our own psychologists use.
Narcissism: Denial of the True Self
by Alexander Lowen. This helps puts narcissism in perspective: as an exaggerated expression of more normal desires and tendencies.
The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists
by Rokelle Lerner. A very practical book, it is available as a paperback or on the Kindle – help wherever you are.
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