One Day You'll Thank Me

S3: E20 - Guest Expert: Breta Collins, LMFT, Understanding and Surviving a Relationship with Someone with Narcissistic Traits

September 15, 2021 Dr. Tara Egan Season 3 Episode 20
One Day You'll Thank Me
S3: E20 - Guest Expert: Breta Collins, LMFT, Understanding and Surviving a Relationship with Someone with Narcissistic Traits
Show Notes

Cast:
Dr. Tara Egan, host
Anna, teen co-host
Breta Collins, LMFT - guest expert

In this POWERFUL episode, Tara and Anna welcome Breta Collins, LMFT in Charlotte, NC. Breta's specialty is focused on researched based therapy for couples and men.  She is here today to share her expertise and experience, and talk about "Understanding and Surviving a Relationship with Someone with Narcissistic Traits."

Tara has wanted to do a show on narcissistic traits and how they affect our relationships for a while now. She really wanted to tap into a more research and evidenced based focused discussion rather then talk about it in a casual way, as it often is discussed. They are super excited to have Breta join the conversation.

 So tune in and learn:

- That all of us have some narcissistic traits and there is a difference between having traits and having an actual personality disorder.
- What are those differences and how they show up in a person and in relationships.
-Characteristics of someone with a personality disorder.
- The importance of knowing what can you can control, making sure you don't get involved with someone like that again, what is your role going forward in this relationship?
- It is NOT PERSONAL.
- What causes narcissism?
- How children are impacted and are they more at-risk of showing these traits as well?
- That narcissistic abuse is very different than domestic violence.
- How to start the process to make things better.

Resources:
- Quora online discussion forum
- "Rethinking Narcissism" by Dr. Craig Malkin 
- "One Mom's Battle" Facebook Page and Book 

To learn more about Breta's services go to www.dilworthcounseling.com/.

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Podcast edited by Christian Fox