parallel parenting with a narcissist

Parallel Parenting with a Narcissist: Strategies for Success and Child Well-Being

atriumadminNarcissism, Parallel Parenting

Sharing parenting responsibilities following the end of a serious relationship or marriage can be incredibly difficult at the best of times, but for those facing the realities of parenting alongside a narcissist finding a safe and productive path forward can often feel impossible. As part of the Cluster B grouping of personality disorders,  Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is characterized by a …

Navigating High-Conflict Divorce with a Narcissist: Protecting Your Children and Building a Healthy Future

Pathways TeamFamily Coaching, Narcissism, Pathways Through Conflict

Coping with a narcissist in any facet of your daily life can be extremely daunting and even more overwhelming when the connection is closer to home. While few of us venture into the dating pool looking for volatile partners, the unfortunate reality is that it can often be hard to spot specific behaviour patterns and warning sides when in the early stages of entering …

parental alienation and family reunification

Rebuilding the Path to Connection: How Reunification Can Restore Broken Parental Bonds

Pathways TeamCo-Parenting, Narcissism, Parental Rejection

Parental alienation can be a devastating and emotional experience for both parents and children to navigate. “Losing” a child due to high conflict, broken relationships, or manipulation by a narcissistic ex can make the alienated parent feel broken, stuck, and helpless to turn the situation around.  Reunification therapy is an evolving form of family coaching and counselling that focuses on …

managing narcassistic grandparents

Managing Narcissistic Grandparents

Pathways TeamFamily Coaching, Narcissism

Even under ideal circumstances, extended family dynamics can be extremely challenging to navigate. When mental health and high-conflict personalities come into play, it can be overwhelming, confusing, and painful for you and your child. Whether they’re your own parents or those of your (ex) partner, a narcissistic grandparent can wreak havoc in your child’s life if left unchecked. Narcissistic Personality …

co-parenting with a narcassist

Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

Pathways TeamCo-Parenting, Narcissism

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is clinically characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, an intense need for attention and admiration, and an extreme lack of empathy. If your co-parent exhibits these symptoms, they must be accounted for in your co-parenting strategy. If their behavior is left unchecked, it can cause unnecessary trauma for your child, lead to family bond obstruction, …

developing a co-parenting plan

3 Factors to Consider When Developing a Co-Parenting Plan

Pathways TeamAlienation, Co-Parenting, Family Coaching, Narcissism

Developing any kind of parenting plan during a high-conflict separation or divorce is no small feat. Those parents who choose to put their children first amid this type of traumatic experience have incredible strength and empathy. Though their heart may be in the right place, parents often choose to construct a co-parenting plan in general terms, rather than attempt to …