In the world of relationships, the pursuit of an ideal connection can lead to a toxic cycle of blame and resentment. In narcissistic omnipotent relating, the refusal to understand deviations from expectations results in harsh recrimination and a sense of betrayal, hindering genuine growth. Helping someone break free from the chains of idealization – infatuation, the perfect relationship – requires embracing imperfections, mourning lost ideals, and recognizing that separateness is an essential element of a healthy, thriving relationship. This is the type of work I do to foster loving, rather than narcissistic, relations. If you or someone you know is experiencing painful and dissatisfying relationships and would like to learn more about effective treatment methods, please feel free to contact me directly or be sure to check out my podcast or my Narcissism Decoder video channel.