56 episodes

Narcissism expert Dr Supriya McKenna tackles head on the issues that occur when  divorcing a narcissistic personality type. In this podcast she is often joined by veteran UK solicitor Karin Walker. A former family doctor, Supriya is a best selling author in the field of narcissism. Her brand new book, the first of her 'Narcissists in Divorce' series, will be out on Amazon on January 1st 2024. Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving  will teach you how to assess whether your partner is a true narcissist. With easy-to-read case histories and in-depth questionnaires, you’ll learn about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and how to deconstruct narcissistic behaviours.

In this series, Dr Supriya offers up her years of experience working in this field. You'll discover the predictable divorce and separation behaviours to expect from a narcissist, and their impact on you and your children. 
You’ll also learn why these relationships are so difficult to break free from, and why you may be struggling. With guidance to help you decide whether or not to leave your relationship, you’ll also learn essential strategies to build your resilience – regardless of what choice you ultimately make. 
It will be followed in early spring 2024 by the second book in the series - Narcissists in Divorce: From Leaving to Liberty.

 Dr Supriya's other recent book, 'The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders',  explains how anyone can be pulled into a narcissist's orbit - at work, at home, in social circles, and anywhere else, and may be useful for people who are trying to support their loved ones who are divorcing narcissists. The book is also a must read for anyone wanting to understand this damaging condition, which hides in plain sight. in 2020 Dr Supriya also conceived and wrote, with UK Family lawyer Karin Walker, Narcissists and Family Law: A Practitioner's Guide, the only book about narcissism specifically for family lawyers. Supriya and Karin have trained thousands of family law professionals in how to manage narcissistic divorces. With legal tips, advice for lawyers and more, this podcast is invaluable for anyone who suspects their spouse or partner might be narcissistic, as well for family lawyers, wishing to be able to better represent their clients. For online courses, including 'Is my Partner a Narcissist?' and 'Demystifying The Narcissist' online courses, visit DoctorSupriya.com. And for more resources, and to contact Dr Supriya,  please do visit TheLifeDoctor.org. 

Narcissists in Divorce: The Narcissist Trap Dr Supriya McKenna

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Narcissism expert Dr Supriya McKenna tackles head on the issues that occur when  divorcing a narcissistic personality type. In this podcast she is often joined by veteran UK solicitor Karin Walker. A former family doctor, Supriya is a best selling author in the field of narcissism. Her brand new book, the first of her 'Narcissists in Divorce' series, will be out on Amazon on January 1st 2024. Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving  will teach you how to assess whether your partner is a true narcissist. With easy-to-read case histories and in-depth questionnaires, you’ll learn about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and how to deconstruct narcissistic behaviours.

In this series, Dr Supriya offers up her years of experience working in this field. You'll discover the predictable divorce and separation behaviours to expect from a narcissist, and their impact on you and your children. 
You’ll also learn why these relationships are so difficult to break free from, and why you may be struggling. With guidance to help you decide whether or not to leave your relationship, you’ll also learn essential strategies to build your resilience – regardless of what choice you ultimately make. 
It will be followed in early spring 2024 by the second book in the series - Narcissists in Divorce: From Leaving to Liberty.

 Dr Supriya's other recent book, 'The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders',  explains how anyone can be pulled into a narcissist's orbit - at work, at home, in social circles, and anywhere else, and may be useful for people who are trying to support their loved ones who are divorcing narcissists. The book is also a must read for anyone wanting to understand this damaging condition, which hides in plain sight. in 2020 Dr Supriya also conceived and wrote, with UK Family lawyer Karin Walker, Narcissists and Family Law: A Practitioner's Guide, the only book about narcissism specifically for family lawyers. Supriya and Karin have trained thousands of family law professionals in how to manage narcissistic divorces. With legal tips, advice for lawyers and more, this podcast is invaluable for anyone who suspects their spouse or partner might be narcissistic, as well for family lawyers, wishing to be able to better represent their clients. For online courses, including 'Is my Partner a Narcissist?' and 'Demystifying The Narcissist' online courses, visit DoctorSupriya.com. And for more resources, and to contact Dr Supriya,  please do visit TheLifeDoctor.org. 

    How to parent alongside a narcissist - Part 2, with Dr Supriya McKenna

    How to parent alongside a narcissist - Part 2, with Dr Supriya McKenna

    In this episode, in which she was interviewed by Stowe Family Law, Dr Supriya McKenna  explains how to communicate with a narcissistic co-parent to reduce the narcissistic supply. She explains the concept of parallel parenting, and how to deal with being  triggered by communications from the narcissist. She also gives her top tips for building evidence for court in your communication with the narcissist, explains how to stick to your boundaries with the narcissist and explains the serious pitfalls of the family court and child arrangements orders. They discuss Live with orders, and the importance of having a very detailed parenting plan or child arrangements order. They also discuss the benefits of being a litigant in person, once the non narcissistic parent feels able to do this, to reduce the narcissist's ability to financially abuse them through repeated litigation.

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders. 

    This podcast was brought to you in association with Stowe Family Law, the largest family law firm in the UK,  as part of their Stowe talks series. 
    The Stowe talks podcast and video series are designed to help people go through a relationship breakdown and all the challenges this brings, covering topics including narcissism, domestic abuse, supporting children, finances and navigating the family court. 
    Follow the link for Stowe talks  podcast series on Spotify or watch their video series on YouTube


    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 43 min
    Parenting Alongside a Narcissist - Part One (with Stowe Talks)

    Parenting Alongside a Narcissist - Part One (with Stowe Talks)

    In this episode, in which she was interviewed by Stowe Family Law, Dr Supriya McKenna  explains the underlying drivers which lead to Narcissists being unable to cooperatively coparent with you. She explains what behaviours you can expect from the narcissist, and how they use the children as weapons of post separation abuse. She continues in Part Two. 

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders.

    This podcast was brought to you in association with Stowe Family Law, the largest family law firm in the UK,  as part of our Stowe talks series. 
    The Stowe talks podcast and video series are designed to help people go through a relationship breakdown and all the challenges this brings, covering topics including narcissism, domestic abuse, supporting children, finances and navigating the family court. 
    Follow the link for Stowe talks  podcast series on Spotify or watch their video series on YouTube


    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 36 min
    Rebuilding your life after a relationship with a narcissist - Dr Supriya McKenna

    Rebuilding your life after a relationship with a narcissist - Dr Supriya McKenna

    In this episode, in which she was interviewed by Stowe Family Law, Dr Supriya McKenna  gives some strategies to help you to rebuild your life after a relationship with a narcissist.

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders.

    This podcast was brought to you in association with Stowe Family Law, the largest family law firm in the UK,  as part of our Stowe talks series. 
    The Stowe talks podcast and video series are designed to help people go through a relationship breakdown and all the challenges this brings, covering topics including narcissism, domestic abuse, supporting children, finances and navigating the family court. 
    Follow the link for our podcast series on Spotify or watch our video series on YouTube
    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 1 hr
    Easy ways to avoid dating a toxic mate after narcissistic abuse - with Dr Elinor Greenberg

    Easy ways to avoid dating a toxic mate after narcissistic abuse - with Dr Elinor Greenberg

    In this episode personality disorder psychologist and psychotherapist,  Dr Elinor Greenberg, chats with  Dr Supriya McKenna (author of 'The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders) about easy ways to spot a toxic date. Dr Greenberg's tips are particularly useful for anyone worried about being back in the dating arena after a narcissistic relationship. She describes a simple method involving counting the negative things said in the first hour of a first date, and another where you simply closely examine your date's behaviour in the very first 10 minutes of the date. She also explains how the different types of narcissist (the exhibitionist, devaluing and closet narcissists)  might give themselves away in these interactions.

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders. 
    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 33 min
    Dr Elinor Greenberg discusses the giveaways that you might be dating a Narcissist.

    Dr Elinor Greenberg discusses the giveaways that you might be dating a Narcissist.

    In this episode internationally renowned clinical psychologist Dr Elinor Greenberg talks with  Dr Supriya McKenna about the various ways that Narcissists can convincingly present as being genuine when dating.  She gives the tip offs for each of her archetypes - the Detective, the Hunter, the Narcissistic Love Script, The Romantic, The Casanova and the Recycler. They talk about the idea of 'I-Thou' versus 'I-It' relationships - and how in all their relationships the narcissist views the other person merely as an object.

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving  and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders. 
    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 38 min
    Dr Craig Malkin talks Narcissism - Part Four

    Dr Craig Malkin talks Narcissism - Part Four

    In this episode Dr Craig Malkin discusses his role in the NY times bestselling book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump", in which he broke down the behaviours  of pathological narcissism as exhibited by Mr Trump. We discuss how it is actually simpler for the spouse of a narcissist to recognise narcissism in their partner than for a clinician (who has very limited information). We also talk about mutual abuse and reactive abuse, about whether narcissists are conscious that they are narcissists, and about the dark tetrad of psychopathy, sadism, narcissism and machiavellianism. We also talk about the category of the Communal (altruistic) Narcissist, and how narcissists can move between the different categories as they become more and more driven to special and unique.

    Dr Supriya is an Amazon no 1 bestselling author in the subject of narcissism, and the author of the new books Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving  and The Narcissist Trap :The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders.  
    More resources for you:

    Read a sample of Narcissists in Divorce: From Love-Locked to Leaving on Amazon here and of The Narcissist Trap - The Mind-Bending Pull of the Great Pretenders, here

    If you want to be sure that your partner is a narcissist the 'Is your partner a narcissist? Knowing for sure' online course is out now, as is the 'Demystifying the Narcissist' online course - and, due to popular demand, the 'Divorcing a Narcissist' online course is on its way.
    Please head over to doctorsupriya.com for online course information and updates.

    For more free information and blogs, and to contact Dr Supriya for 1:1 coaching, visit thelifedoctor.org.

    You can also follow Dr Supriya on Twitter, ...

    • 24 min

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