Two narcissists dating each other
Although their partners feel loved when the narcissist bestows caring words and gestures, is madly possessive, or buys expensive gifts, they doubt his or her sincerity and question whether it’s really manipulation, pretense, or a manufactured “as if” personality.
(Lancer, 2014) Their anxious partners pursue them, unconsciously replaying emotional abandonment from their past. For loved ones of narcissists, doing the exercises and using the recommended strategies in can be helpful in dealing with a narcissist.
They need partners they can control who won’t challenge them and make them feel weak (Lancer, 2014).