There's this article about narcissists, written from a Christian perspective, ending with claims about how ACONS can honor their nparents. One is:

We honor them by insisting that they get the professional help that they need, before they have anymore contact with us & our family members.

Would the Catholic Church agree with that? Google shows a lot of articles about Catholicism and narcissism, but I don't know which ones are official or officially endorsed.


ETA: Based on the Mormon answer provided (by JBH, iirc), it seems the answer is likely

In general, yes, but the precise actions to be taken during estrangement or steps to be taken to become estranged or, in the first place, whether or not to become estranged must be decided with advice from a religious or mental health professional/s such as priests, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.

Or simply

Probably yes, but definitely seek professional advice.

My guess then is that this question instead falls under a broader range of questions to which the answer is either of the above. What range of questions could this be? I'm thinking now of some church document or section entitled 'On matters pertaining to mental health, etc'

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    Could you link to the Google search, or a typical Google search, you would use? (If you haven't already, add site:vatican.va or site:usccb.org to get better results.) – Matt Gutting Jan 24 '16 at 16:41
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    I get that, but NPD is fundamentally nothing more than selfishness run amok. I've had more time to think and I believe I can imagine the pain felt by the children of such people and the excerpt response is understandable - but forgiveness and love are required to be Christian. Gratefully for them, there's a difference between forgiveness and consequence. Christianity demands that we love even our enemies. Who is more an enemy than a parent who doesn't have the child's best interests at heart? But for the child to truly honor the parent, love is required - even if the consequence is no contact. – JBH Jun 5 '18 at 2:42
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    And that's a problem. Not being Catholic, I haven't the slightest idea where to find such a reference. God bless, sister. – JBH Jun 5 '18 at 2:49
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    Your title asks about co-nararcissists, but your question body seems to be about children without personality disorders. Please reconcile the two. – curiousdannii Jun 5 '18 at 3:36
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    The way I'm seeing it used on the internet it is more than simply someone related to a narcissist, but someone who enables narcissists à la codependency. – curiousdannii Jun 5 '18 at 4:49

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