Narcissism and relationships
Hi! I have been told that I am a narcissist by a large group of people, although I have not confirmed the diagnosis yet. I really want to know if I am a narcissist or not because if I am, I want to seek treatment for it so that my behavior and actions won't hurt the people I love and care about anymore. (mainly my husband) The thought of me hurting other people not only makes me sad for them, but it also creates a lot of feelings of guilt and shame. This brings me to my next question; if I am in fact a narcissist, would it be more beneficial for my loved ones if I distance myself from them while I seek treatment, or would it be okay for me to be with them still? I don't want to distance myself from them because I want to be away from them or to hurt them, I would only want to distance myself from them if I know that by doing so it will benefit them more. Thank you for your input, I appreciate it a lot!