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Are Narcissism & Codependency Destroying Your Marriage?
Is your marriage full of hurt, hard feelings, anger and disappointment: with little room left for love?
Codependency and Marriage
We often use the term Emotional Dependence rather than codependency because, unlike complicated psychology; it explains the problem more simply.
It’s wonderful to be loved and appreciated. Emotional Dependence and Marriage, however, are a disastrous mix. Needing someone’s love and approval to feel good about yourself and that you need to “fix things” every time your partner feels angry or upset, will soon make married life with you into a chore.
Narcissism and Marriage
Narcissism and marriage are an even worse combination. Because the narcissistic outlook on life is so different, people with narcissistic tendencies won’t appreciate the way their codependent spouse goes about getting his or her emotional needs met. In love with the idea of being loved and adored, if this person sees that their marriage partner is unhappy, the narcissist will seek love and approval outside the marriage and treat other people much better than their spouse.
Narcissism and codependency are patterns of behaviour that cause family dysfunction. They will cause chaos and disappointment in marriage and eventually destroy love.
Many of us learned these patterns of behaviour growing up.
Narcissistic/codependent marriages are more common than you might think.
A narcissistic/codependent marriage does not mean your marriage must end. This website is the portal to help you end the conflict and also help you find support.
* Please note that most people have a mixture of narcissistic and codependent tendencies. Many men, for instance, will play the narcissistic role at home while acting co-dependently at work. Our aim here is to help you identify the patterns, not diagnose yourself or someone else.
You should also note that in most cases our team have found these labels stereotypes which do not represent the real person. Despite the pain and suffering these mindsets undoubtedly cause; our experience has shown them to be learned behaviour and NOT incurable psychiatric conditions.
Couples can certainly outgrow narcissism and codependence as our story and work both demonstrate.