Can A Person With Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Have A Good Marriage?

Can A Person With Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Be Happily Married?

Sarah is thoughtless about other people’s feelings when she feels triggered. Rather than directly confront her husband, she will try to manipulate him or make him feel guilty to get what she wants. He dreads seeing Sarah’s name pop up on his phone because he knows she just wants his attention and will find a passive-aggressive way to punish him if he does not pick up.


3. Malignant Narcissist:

In my experience, they are all abusive, sadistic, and controlling. They lie whenever it suits them. Most sane mates with a modicum of self-esteem, and the ability to earn a living, leave these marriages eventually. If they do not, they are likely to become a broken, insecure, mess.

Read on to know Who Is a Malignant Narcissist? Who Are The People They Target

Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Abuse


I do not believe that it is possible to have what most people would call a normal marriage with a person having Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), let alone one without abuse and self-serving lies. The relationships that survive do so mainly because the non-narcissistic mate has high self-esteem, a good reason for staying is able to maintain boundaries, and is adaptable and easy-going.

What do you think? Can a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder be happily married?

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Written by Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D.
Originally appeared in Quora

Can A Person With Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Be Happily Married?

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