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    It ain't easy being green Wayner's Avatar
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    I'm sorry, but I can't help thinking how unfortunate Karen's last name is.

    C'mon FG, you knew that if I didn't bring the level of the discussion down that Paulie or Bill would.

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    My boyfriend is a student of pyschology and we have laughed at this poor woman before. I hope that she is not a sex therapist.


    "People are strange, when you're a stranger" - Jim Morrison

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    I just noticed her surname too. It didn't occur to me when I was reading the post.

    After Wayner pointed it out, then I notied how funny it is.
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    My ex probably wouldn't have an official diagnosis except he is a physician and got in some trouble and had to attend some counseling thus.. the diagnosis. A therapist also works in his offices and has spent hours with him and is able to confirm much of the diagnosis..

    It is strange because he is truly a very smart person, but that just lends itself to the inflated sense of self in other areas!

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    She probably pronounces it "Hor-NAY".
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    Originally posted by Paulie
    She probably pronounces it "Hor-NAY".
    Oh. So she's French? Rowr!

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    Originally posted by firegirl


    It is strange because he is truly a very smart person, but that just lends itself to the inflated sense of self in other areas!
    when I was doing general therapy the only people I worked with who had narcissism were forced to come in because of legal issues or family issues. They are very hard to deal with because they have very little empathy for others and they think they are smarter then anyone else. Very frustrating group to work with.
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    Originally posted by Paulie
    She probably pronounces it "Hor-NAY".
    Actually it's Horn-eye (long I sound). She's very well respected, but yes, it's a potentially amusing name!

    Narcisstic disorder also tends to go hand in hand with Borderline Personality Disorder which is another that is very difficult to treat and to live with. There is a new therapy which is being used with some success though, called DBT. I also know of an interesting book for family/friends called "Stop Walking on Eggshells" that you might want to look at it it seems appropriate to your situation.

    NLMCP is right, they are tough to get into therapy, and tough to work with once they're there.

    Good luck!

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    Molly Rose,
    My ex had that too, he is a MESS, but walking on eggshells describes my marriage! However I don't anymore! Now I just throw eggs at him!

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    I should look for the book. I haven't learned how to throw eggs quite yet. I find myself falling into his little traps, so to speak. He is very intelligent and seems to know what buttons to push even after 5 years.
    "People are strange, when you're a stranger" - Jim Morrison

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