Narcissistic Relationships and Abuse Both Romantical and in Friendships with Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC Kat Khatibi Podcast

Narcissistic Abuse in Relationships and Toxic Friendships

In today’s episode we talk about narcissistic relationships both romantic and in friendships.  Narcissistic abuse can happen in both romantical and friendship relationships.  Stopping, avoiding, and getting out of these relationships is vital to happiness.  Our guest, Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC is the perfect guest to walk us through narcissistic relationships.  


  • -What is narcissistic abuse?
  • -What are some characteristics of narcissists? And are there different types of narcissists? (I like to explore grandiose and covert narcissism)
  • -How can someone tell if they are a narcissist as opposed to just being confident or a control freak or maybe even practicing self-care?
  • -Can you share some of the behaviors that narcissists use to hurt or manipulate their victims?
  • -What can make someone vulnerable to this type of abuse? Is there a type of personality trait or perhaps past trauma that would attract a narcissist to someone?
  • -What are some of the red flags to look for in a partner?
  • -What are the Four F’s of trauma?
  • -I often hear people who get into relationships like this be called “codependent”. What are your thoughts about that?
  • -Why don’t people just leave these relationships if they’re being abused?
  • -Narcissistic friendships
  • -Teaching children to avoid narcissistic relationships early
  • -Narcissistic relationships and your health
  • -and SO MUCH MORE!

Our Guest Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC

Chelli Pumphrey is a licensed psychotherapist, global relationship expert, and the author of Insight is 20/20: How To Trust Yourself To Protect Yourself From Narcissistic Abuse & Toxic Relationships. 

 With almost 30 years of clinical experience, Chelli has worked with a diverse group of clients and issues but specializes in working with trauma, adult attachment, and narcissistic and pathological relationship abuse.  She is a Reiki Master and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider and is passionate about using a holistic, trauma-focused approach to helping clients access their innate ability to heal.   

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Narcissistic Relationships and Abuse Both Romantical and in Friendships with Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC 


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