Navigating Life With A Narcissistic Co-Parent:
A 90-Minute Master Class
Join Susan Stiffelman and Wendy Behary to learn how to co-parent more successfully with a parenting partner who is highly self-absorbed, lacking in empathy, and prone to drama
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Only $35 -- includes replay recording!

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Does every conversation with your co-parenting partner end in drama and threats?

Do you feel helpless to protect your children from the fallout of an angry, arrogant parent?

Does your co-parent create constant stress and disappointment, leaving your children hurt, anxious, or confused?

For several years, Susan Stiffelman, MFT, and Wendy Behary, MFT have co-facilitated a support group for parents whose co-parent has the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Our monthly sessions are powerful, painful, and transformative.

In this special 90 minute Master Class, we'll share some of the things we've learned in our work with this population.
In this Master Class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Steer clear of adult temper tantrums, argumentativeness, and rage to reduce conflict and drama in your interactions

  • Use leverage to set limits and maintain boundaries to avoid feeling bullied or coerced by the narcissist

  • Cope with the narcissist's demanding, demeaning, and disruptive behaviors so that you can better stay in control of your own responses

  • Support children through the confusion and disappointment that comes with having a narcissistic parent

  • Harness a sturdy sense of self and authentic voice when faced with the self-righteous and entitled co-parent, especially when making decisions that impact your children's health and welfare

  • Help children depersonalize and grieve the narcissistic parent's erratic, unpredictable, or anxiety-producing behavior

  • Avoid power struggles and useless arguments so that your time and mental energy can be spent on you and your children
What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Below are some of the criteria listed in the DSM 5 for Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

  • Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

  • Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it

  • Exaggerating one’s achievements and talents

  • Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate

  • Believing that one is superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people

  • Requiring constant admiration

  • Having a sense of entitlement

  • Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with one’s expectations

  • Taking advantage of others to get what one wants

  • Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others

  • Being envious of others and believing others envy oneself

  • Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

Your Co-Teachers:

Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. As the author of “Disarming the Narcissist,” Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she lectures to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subjects of narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. Wendy’s private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists and the people in their lives.

Susan Stiffelman is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, teacher and parent educator. She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition.) Susan offers online events for parents around the world on topics like Raising Tweens and Teens, Parenting in the Digital Age, and Raising Siblings. She hosts a monthly Parenting Without Power Struggles membership group, a support group with Wendy Behary on Co-Parenting with a Narcissist, and the Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast.
The impact on children:

Parents often worry about how growing up with a narcissistic parent impacts children. Here are some of the possible challenges of children who grow up with a narcissistic parent:

  • A tendency to seek out partners who are emotionally unavailable, critical or withholding

  • Hyper sensitive to the moods of those around them

  • Never feeling good enough

  • Gain self-worth exclusively from achievements

  • Drawn toward drama-laden, roller-coaster relationships – especially with romantic partners

  • A sense of being unworthy of love

  • A sense of responsibility for the feelings, care and welfare of others

  • Rushing to maintain harmony and to soothe others feelings
Is this a live class?
This session was live on December 8. The replay recording is available to watch and listen at your convenience!
How long is the session?
The session is 90 minutes long.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
How can I protect my privacy?

We understand that for some of you, it’s important to keep this purchase confidential. To avoid evidence of this purchase on your credit card statement or bank account, you are welcome to register using a friend’s name and credit card. However, please understand that you must provide an email address to receive your login details and to access the Master Class. If you have any privacy concerns, please be sure to provide an email address you feel certain will not be compromised.

Are there scholarships available?

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email for more information.



Please note:
Class fee is in USD.

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