Lindsey Ellison on Narcissistic Partners

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Of Course You’re Anxious — You Live With A Narcissist

If you’re never quite living up to your partner’s expectations, it’s a problem — and the problem isn’t you. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, relationship coach Lindsey Ellison, talk about women in relationships with narcissists.

How you were raised is often the blueprint for how you’re managing the people and circumstances and existing anxiety around you.
— Lindsey Ellison

Show Notes:

Does the person you love love you unconditionally, or are there strings attached? Do you feel like you always need to try harder to win the love of your partner or parent, the approval of your boss or a friend? If you’ve lowered the bar and stopped asking for what you need, you may be in a relationship with a narcissist. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Lindsey Ellison, a relationship coach, about identifying and breaking free from narcissistic relationships and what it takes to start over and find happiness.

Listen and learn:

  • Why narcissism is less about looking in the mirror than you might think

  • Why narcissists rage when you try to set boundaries

  • What is gaslighting and what happens when narcissists use it against you

  • Why you might feel like a narcissist magnet

  • The connection between co-dependency and narcissism

  • How owning someone else’s behavior — or anxiety — harms you

  • How to break the cycle of manipulation or emotional abuse and anxiety

  • Why the real question isn’t whether the narcissist is lying to you

  • How to face the fears that keep you in a relationship with a narcissist

  • Who is more likely to be a narcissist — a man or a woman?

  • How narcissists of different genders use manipulation differently

  • Why the term “narcissist” confuses so many people

  • How a narcissistic parent can set you on a pathway of toxic relationships

  • How release the narcissist’s anxiety and its hold on you

  • How to talk to yourself to get grounded again

Learn More

> Lindsey Ellison’s Start Over. Find Happiness website

> Brené Brown’s website

> Wayne Dyer’s website

> Narcissistic Lovers: How to Cope, Recover and Move On by Cynthia Zayn and Kevin Dibble, M.S.

> The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

> Insight Timer meditation app/website

> Progression Counseling


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