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Can You Survive a Relationship with a Narcissist?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What is the toll narcissism takes on a relationship?
Air Date: 10/22/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ramani Durvasula, PhD
Ramani Durvasula Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA, and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2012.

She is the author of the new relationship survival manual, Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (Post Hill Press) She is also the author of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life, as well as the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. She brings expertise in relationships, sexuality, health and wellness.

Dr. Durvasula was the co-host of Oxygen's series My Shopping Addiction, and has also been featured on series on Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Investigation Discovery as well as in documentary films on health. She has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print, and internet media.

Muses and Visionaries magazine features her opinions and guidance in their regular column "On the Couch with Dr. Ramani," and as an expert on wellness on Living Healthy. Dr. Durvasula recognizes that narcissism and technology have changed the landscape of love and relationships and provides keen insights on how to survive in the new territory of love and commitment.

Dr. Durvasula brings a unique expertise as a professor, clinician, researcher, author, media commentator, and mother.
  • Book Title: Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist
Can You Survive a Relationship with a Narcissist?
Narcissism seems like a modern epidemic, with the constant selfies and status updates popping up on your social media news feeds and phone.

How do you know if you are in a relationship with a narcissist, and, what can you do about it?

It seems like in society there's a trend of "romance and rescue," where many of you believe love will conquer all, and that the more you endure unacceptable behavior, the more likely that you can "fix" your relationships.

Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way.

There are a few hard facts about pathological narcissism that most people don't know and most psychologists will never tell you.

What red flags should you be watching for?

Listen in as Ramani Durvasula, PhD, shares the warning signs you should be watching for, as well as if it's possible to survive a relationship with a narcissist.
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