Top Ten Signs That You’re Living with a Narcissist

Since this is the time of year for top ten lists, here’s mine, with my respects to the late Johnny Carson.  In reverse order, here are the top ten signs that you’re living with a narcissist: 10. While driving, he constantly looks at himself in the rear view mirror. This has resulted in a lot […]

The Seasonal Narcissist … Or, How to Survive a Holiday When There’s a Narcissist Underfoot

You don’t have to be married or partnered with a narcissist in order to have one in your life. Studies show that almost a quarter of us have to interact with  narcissists, although that may just be peripherally. If that’s the case, dealing with them becomes much more difficult because they are likely to be in your life for […]

Respect, Gratitude, Humility … Where Do You Stand?

Right now it is very fashionable to worry about the under-30s and how entitled they behave; the complaints about them are legion and growing. Prospective employers tell scary stories about helicopter parents accompanying their 28-year-olds to job interviews while university profs talk about the parents who wait outside their office doors and demand to know the […]

May the Force Be With You

Well, it could have been worse, I suppose. I could have been lying on a cold, rock-strewn slope, the victim of an avalanche with two broken legs, gangrene setting in, wolves gathering in the closing twilight and no coffee left. On the other hand, it could have been a lot better. I could have been lying on a beach […]