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Publisher's Summary

A highly illuminating examination of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and its insidiously traumatic impact on family members and partners. Packed with insight, compassion, and practical strategies for recovery, this is a must-listen for survivors and clinicians alike.

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has a profoundly dehumanizing effect on those subject to its distortions, manipulations, and rage. The Narcissist in Your Life illuminates the emotionally annihilating experience of narcissistic abuse in families and relationships, acknowledges the complex emotional and physical trauma that results, and assists survivors with compassionate, practical advice on the path of recovery. 

Whether you are just learning about NPD, managing a narcissistic parent or other family member, leaving a narcissistic relationship, or struggling with complex PTSD, you will find life-changing answers to these common questions:

  • What are the different forms of NPD?
  • Is my partner a narcissist?
  • Why do I keep attracting narcissistic personalities?
  • How can I help my kids?
  • What happens in a narcissistic family?
  • Why did my other parent go along with the abuse?
  • Why am I alienated from my siblings?
  • Why is it so hard to believe in myself and my future?
  • What is complex PTSD and do I have it?
  • What are the health problems associated with narcissistic abuse?

Journalist, survivor, and NPD trauma coach Julie L. Hall provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, affirming, and accessible guide that will not only help you understand narcissistic abuse trauma, but will help you overcome trauma cycles and move forward with healing.

©2019 Julie L. Hall (P)2019 Da Capo Lifelong Books

Critic Reviews

"Brilliant, riveting, and amazingly thorough. I recommend this book to virtually everyone with an interest in narcissistic personality disorder, including psychotherapists." (Elinor Greenberg, PhD, clinical psychologist, author, and internationally renowned narcissistic personality disorder expert)

"[A] resource that provides a desperately needed lifeline with clearly outlined steps for what to do next so you can reclaim your life. A nationally recognized expert on NPD, she writes with a rare combination of lived insight, sound research, keen psychological understanding, and lucid style. I recommend this book wholeheartedly." (Sharyn Wolf, psychotherapist and author)

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  • Barbara E. Kessling
  • 08-05-20

Exceptional Read

I was not prepared for the in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the disordered mind of the narcissist. Julie Hall has done a masterful job of explaining the phenomenon of this delusional personality type. Having been the spousal victim of narcissistic abuse, her plain English approach to this complicated topic was a godsend for me. Kudos to Julie Hall for writing this remarkable, educational book. It explained so many questions I have held for so very long. If you have a narcissist in your life, this book tops my list, and I have read quite a few.

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  • Evan Meyers
  • 17-03-20

Excellent

Thorough, excellent. Highly recommend! Thank you for this important work. Great for everyone, clinicians and non-clinicians alike.

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  • SunnyDays
  • 04-02-20

you need this book in your life!

this book was amazing I finished it in 3 days. I have 2 narcissistic parents and this book helped me realize that it's not my fault and they are the ones with the problem. I really reccomend this book for anyone who has a narcissist in their life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-20

Amazing

She addressed many of the questions that I had and affirmed many of my findings. This is exactly what I needed.

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  • ShoeCRAZY
  • 29-09-20

Very informative

I liked that the author broke down the ways that narcissists abuse others, the causes of NPD and finally ways to heal and move beyond narcissistic abuse.

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  • May
  • 03-07-20

Well written and well narrated

The book deals with incredibly heavy material in a plainly spoken and written way. The narrator is clear, easy to understand, and listen to.

I highly recommend the book if NPD has been a significant experience in your life.

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  • Nana101959
  • 06-06-20

good one on the money!

I love this book. Simply because it gave me a better outline of what I myself I have gone through and also what my family has gone through and their roles as well as my own

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

Self love

This is a book that gives you an entrance to recognize, acknowledge and heal the pain into compassion, understanding and the love you deserve to give yourself. Its a start to recovery and knowing what is real and what wasn’t ment for you to carry. Thank you!

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  • Shazza A
  • 25-11-20

An Outstanding book! Thank you Julie L Hall.

An extremely difficult emotional read at times.
Powerful and healing
A journey of release
Amazing!

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  • Lucy Keogh
  • 21-01-21

clear and nuanced

excellent book on the topic. one of he best I have read. well structured thorough unflinching and compassionate. includes guidance on a way forward

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-20

For those affected by NPD, a must read

This excellent book shines light on the darkest aspects of narcissistic personality disorder and how it affects individuals and families. It will not be an easy read for those affected, but it is an essential read. You will finish this book feeling empowered by knowledge and understanding, and I hope feeling ready to break the vicious cycle of narcissistic abuse.

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  • giuseppe losinno
  • 25-10-20

essential reading

confronted mirrors and reflections not before seen. life changing and life correcting. truly remarkable book