• The Narcissist in Your Life

  • Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free
  • By: Julie L. Hall
  • Narrated by: Rosanne Rubino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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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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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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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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The writer knew my husband and I

This book was an eye opener, enlightening and just put things into perspective for me. I realize now that I’m living with a narcissist, all the questions I use to ask him about why he would do certain things or act a certain way, the writer answered. I’m now at a point where I have to find myself and move in the right direction for the future,but it’s hard and I feel the rationalizing of irrational behavior creeping up on me again. So what I think I’ll do is listen to the book again and even buy a hard copy so I can see it when I can’t listen. Thank you!

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The best book ever written on NPD

I have read and studied NPD for decades and by far- FAR- this is the most practical and easily understood book on the topic. A must read for both those with NPD and suffering from a life damaged from a narcissist. Do yourself a favor and read this. It’s almost a “too good to be true” guide for the topic.

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Excellent

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

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A must read

If you have a narcissist in your life, this is a must read! I would highly recommend the audiobook.

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Important resource

This is such a rich source of understanding the dynamics of narcissism and how it impacts relationships and how one functions in the world. Highly recommend!

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Invaluable

As an ACON of a powerful, yet subtle narcissistic parent, I found this book invaluable in helping to validate my experiences and feelings.

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Thank you

Overnight, I have become an expert on a personality disorder I had no idea existed. This book led me to realize some hard truths with many tips On how to heal.

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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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  • 08-24-22

Fantastic

Excellent Narrator, this book put me at ease, while listening to the painful subject of NPD. Very helpful and informative, the book gave me a good understanding of the motivations of people with NPD, with good suggestions for moving forward with your life.

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  • 12-05-20

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
  • 11-25-20

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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  • 12-06-20

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
  • 10-25-20

essential reading

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