managing narcassistic grandparents

Managing Narcissistic Grandparents

Pathways Team Family 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 Team Co-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 Team Alienation, 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 …

managing narcissists

Managing Different Types of Narcissists with Pathways Family Coaching

Pathways Team Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Establishing a workable co-parenting arrangement is hard enough on its own. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). NPD is clinically defined as a mental condition characterized by an inflated sense of their self-importance, an intense …

The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship

Monique Mason Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Here we go…the last in a series of 3 monster blog posts that dive super deep into NPD, or narcissistic personality disorder… Part 1:  The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning SignsPart 2:  Narcissistic Coping MechanismsPart 3:  The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship As mentioned in our previous posts, NPD is one of four cluster B personality disorders, …

Narcissistic Coping Mechanisms

Monique Mason Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Okay…I know this post is way late, but if you follow Pathways on Facebook, you probably already know why…that’s right!  I’ve teamed up with the amazing Jenna Noble!  We now co-own the business, and have been working feverishly to develop amazing programs and resources for parents who are facing the rejection of a child…either partially or full-on for years. Last …