17 Tips for Living With a Narcissist
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?” and “How to Heal After Living With a Narcissist.” Revised “17 Tips for How to Live With a Narcissist.” New material written by Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, NCC and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS