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Help for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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I am trying to find a very good specialist that deals specifically with Narcissistic Disorder in Atlanta. I have been married for 3 years to a Narcissist. My husband, is typical to the pattern of resistance to help, and I am really having trouble coping. So, if I can even get him to counseling, it has to be someone very clear on dealing with this disorder, and that has the ability to build the trust necessary to keep him coming to therapy. I want very much for our marriage to survive, but I also know without help, it will only end in divorce.
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Help for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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I appreciate your letter and admire the love you have for your husband. But trying to get a narcissist to go to a therapist — It’s like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline. What would be more to the point is to find a good couple‚Äôs therapist where your husband’s NPD will be immediately noticeable. The therapist can then make a recommendation for him, as well as for you. You will need ongoing individual therapy to support you as sure as you go forward in your marriage — or end it.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Help for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Help for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2014/11/23/help-for-narcissistic-personality-disorder/
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