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It's All Your Fault episode 226

Narcissistic Co-Parents, Borderline Spouses, and Intimidating Behaviors

In this episode Megan and Bill answer listener questions:

  • “I’m going through a high conflict custody case with someone who it would appear has some form of Narcissistic High Conflict Personality. I was wondering if you could point me in a useful direction regarding how to help my toddler through this really terrible custody battle and beyond.”
  • “I really struggle to know how to handle situations where a decision needs to be made quickly and we [the HCP and I] have opposite approaches in mind. For instance, a decision about whether to hold someone else to account (who I don’t believe really did anything wrong). I’d love wisdom on how to manage intimidating behavior (when they are intimidating you into following their instructions). Would you ever recommend quietly explaining the problem to someone else who is caught up in the situation?”
  • “Can someone develop Borderline Personality Disorder traits from living with someone with BPD (or BPD traits)? And how do I find a good counselor for myself that can help me recover from living with her?”

Links & Other Notes

Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

  • (00:00) – Welcome to It’s All Your Fault
  • (01:20) – Listener Questions
  • (01:57) – Handling a Toddler with a Narcissistic Parent
  • (07:58) – Managing Intimidating Behavior
  • (13:30) – Is There Ever a Time to Explain the Truth?
  • (16:20) – Can You Develop BPD Traits From Another?
  • (23:55) – Reminders & Coming Next Week: More Listener Questions!

Hosted by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA, It’s All Your Fault! High Conflict People explores the five types of people who can ruin your life—people with high conflict personalities and how they weave themselves into our lives in romance, at work, next door, at school, places of worship, and just about everywhere, causing chaos, exhaustion, and dread for everyone else.