In this second edition of her groundbreaking book, Dr. Joan Lachkar addresses the ever-changing faces and phases of narcissism within the context of marital therapy and discusses the new developments in the treatment of marital conflict. Drawing from many different theoretical frameworks, mainly self-psychology (Kohut) and object relations (Klein), the works of D.W, Winnicott, and Kernberg are expanded to further explain why couples stay in painful, conflictual, never-ending relationships (traumatic bonding). The new chapters, case illustrations, and updated treatment sequences are invaluable to both beginning and experienced clinicians. The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple is an essential text for every marital therapist, offering an improved understanding of marital pathology within the framework of our changing world.

chapter 1|13 pages

The Narcissist and the Borderline

chapter 2|18 pages

Theoretical Implications

chapter 4|26 pages

Marital Theatrics

chapter 7|19 pages

Cross-Cultural Couples

chapter 8|33 pages

Model of Treatment

chapter 9|34 pages

Final Cases