Hello everyone! So far I'm exploring my journey and it's been wonderful, and a bit scary. My wife is very in touch with herself and is an empath. I wanted to ask everyone about a situation she's been dealing with and soliciting any thoughts or experiences on the topic. She worked side by side with her best friend for years. They had an intense relationship, however, I had some intuitions about their relationship and it turns out my wife's admitted that they had an unhealthy codependent relationship. Her friend, though she has her moments, has strong narcissistic tendencies from what I can tell and their relationship displayed some classic patterns that I read about when an empath and narcissist develop a relationship.
So, something happened, let's say a year or so ago, and there were hurt feelings on my wife's side. It wasn't the first time really, but it's the first time she acknowledges it. They grew apart a bit, but maintain a friendship. My wife said she's been working on herself internally, and that they speak at most once every couple of weeks or so. I suggested they discuss things, but I don't think she'd be comfortable doing that and I don't want to be in a position where I'm pushing her to do anything. My wife feels that their situation has created boundaries and that they are in a better place now.
Now, I feel as though I'm in a delicate situation as her husband. She has also felt that this friend was the only person, besides myself, where she can be herself fully. Any advice or tips from anyone that's dealt with empaths they know well who had connections with narcissistic types? Perhaps anyone with personal experience here?
Thank you everyone for whatever you're able to, willing to share.
updated by @dvrat: 11/23/17 06:18:43AM