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 …

managing narcissists

Managing Different Types of Narcissists with Pathways Family Coaching

Pathways TeamNarcissism, 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 MasonNarcissism, 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, …