9 Steps To Take When Ending A Relationship With A Narcissist

9 Steps To Take When Ending A Relationship With A Narcissist | Lisa McNally | Best Interest Coaching

Psychology Today explains “the hallmarks of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also concentrate on grandiose fantasies (e.g. their own success, beauty, brilliance) and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and are consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships.”

A Narcissistic partner can be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being, to your children and to your overall self-preservation and longevity. But if you’re ready to end your relationship with your Narcissist partner then chance are you already know this.

Now you need to know what comes next…

Below you’ll find 9 steps to take when ending a relationship with a narcissist.

Step 1 –  Therapy 

Attend therapy sessions to evaluate the problem and your current psychological condition and help you through the grieving process.

Step 2 –  Divorce Coaching

Work with a Divorce Coach who can provide you with valuable support and guidance and help you stay strong in your weak moments that you will have.

Step 3 – Education

Learn everything you can about (NPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Step 4 – Stop All Contact With The Narc

Do whatever you can legally to stop all contact with your NPD abuser.

Step 5 – Learn To Defend Yourself

This will help to keep you safe and confident.

Step 6 – Document Everything 

Keep a record of everything related to your NPD experiences.

Step 7 – Cleanse

Cleanse your environment of your NPD’s energy by getting rid of whatever reminds you of the Narc, his behaviors, etc.

Step 8 – Cultivate New Relationships

Non-romantic friendships that lift you up and have no romantic motive.

Step 9 – Grieve 

Give yourself time to grieve.  Don’t rush into a new relationship.


Lisa McNallyAs a Certified Divorce Coach, I can help to give you the support and guidance you need to navigate the Divorce process.

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Lisa M. McNally
Certified Divorce & Health Coach
Certified Divorce & Family Mediator
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst