This is something I wanted to start a thread for. I was in a relationship with one for nearly 5 years. It destroyed me. It was mentally and emotionally abusive. People that are narcissists don't even realize they are. I consider this a mental health issue because you are not only damaging to yourself, but anyone who gets close to you. I used to think I was one but this was because I was acting this way in self defense with my ex. He always made me feel worthless then blamed me for not being happy. Have you ever had experience with a narcissist?