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Are you dating a narcissist? Here are the signs to look out for, and why couples therapy will NEVER work

RELATIONSHIPS can cause dramas but counselling can often solve these issues – unless you are dating a narcissist, experts say.

Manjit Ruprai, a narcissist abuse recovery therapist, has shared a video to her 86.2k TikTok followers explaining the signs to look out for, and why therapy may be a waste of time. 

Manjit Ruprai is a narcissist abuse recovery therapist and shares her tips on TikTok


Manjit Ruprai is a narcissist abuse recovery therapist and shares her tips on TikTokCredit: @manjitruprai/Tiktok

In the video, she says: “Couples counselling is great, but not when you are dealing with a narcissist.

“While some relationships can be saved, a narcissistic one can’t. Couples therapy won’t help.”

Manjit explains that there are a number of signs people can look out for in their partners to help them spot any narcissistic behaviours. 

She goes on to explain: “Narcissists also lack emotional empathy for other people. They cannot feel your joy or your pain. 

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“They only care about how your feelings impact them. This means that they are unlikely to care if they do something that hurts you.”

For couples counselling to be effective, Manjit explains that both parties need to be willing to recognise where things might be going wrong. 

She continues: “Effective couples’ therapy requires the couple to reflect on their behaviours, and impact on the other person.

“It is necessary to be able to admit where their behavior or expectations for the relationship are unreasonable. 

“Narcissists cannot admit their faults as it will require them from feeling special to worthless. 

“This is why it will not work. Unless the therapist is in their favour they will not have it. Either way it is pointless.”

She then urges partners to “get therapy for you as a victim only.”

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