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This meetup was formed to offer those who are interested in improving the quality of their romantic relationships a comfortable venue to talk about issues and gain feedback and support from each other. We meet the first and third Saturday of each month, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM, at The Water Garden Business Center, 23432 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. The fee is $25.00 per group meting (payable via cash or check at the time of the meeting).

As a psychologist in private practice for 17 years, I have worked with hundreds of persons with various types of relationship difficulties, most of whom were highly successful in other areas of their lives. What I have commonly found is that people approach romantic relationships in ways not of their own conscious choosing. Instead, it is our unconscious motivations -- of which we are seldom aware -- that often lead us to self-sabotaging and counterproductive tendencies and patterns.

Issues that we regularly address in group meetings include:

• Narcissistic and co-dependent dynamics

• Communication breakdowns

• Partner selection

• Commitment

• Attraction

• Gender roles

• Conscious and unconscious communication

Each group meeting consists of a brief presentation on a topic of interest that is then followed by a Q and A and open group discussion. For more information, please contact me via phone (949-338-4388) or email (jt@jamestobinphd.com).

James Tobin, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist: PSY #22074
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-338-4388
Email: jt@jamestobinphd.com
Web: www. (http://www.thechanginglife.com/)jamestobinphd.com

Disclaimer: Please note that this group and its contents are informational and didactic in nature. In no way is the group intended to constitute psychotherapy. Participants who would like to have their personal issues addressed in psychotherapy are encouraged to consult with Dr. Tobin for a referral to a licensed mental health clinician.

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For Your Review: How to Tell If You're Romantically Involved with a Narcissist

How to Tell If You're Romantically Involved with a Narcissist "Narcissistic" has become an overly-used, non-specific label in contemporary culture assigned to the dating or relationship partner who is experienced as selfish, grandiose and critical of others. But pathological narcissism is a much more insidious and problematic personality dynamic that makes the achievement of an intimate relationship with another person practically impossible. Being romantically involved with a true narcissist can be especially frustrating, emotionally painful and often bewildering. I have gathered four readings on the characteristics and tendencies of both male and female narcissists. These accounts describe: (1) what it's like to date a narcissistic guy (http://thenarcissisticlife.com/dating-a-narcissist/) (2) the psychological components of narcissism (http://www.psychalive.org/narcissistic-relationships/) (3) warning signs that you may be dating a narcissistic woman (https://mytruesense.org/2015/06/10/signs-youre-with-a-narcissistic-woman/) (4) the common traits of narcissistic women (http://www.hookingupsmart.com/2010/06/28/relationshipstrategies/20-identifiable-traits-of-a-female-narcissist/) These readings are for your perusal only; at this time, there is no official group on this topic scheduled. However, if you are interested in receiving more information on how narcissistic issues influences relationships, please let me know and perhaps I will devote a future Saturday meeting to this subject. James Tobin, Ph.D. | Licensed Psychologist PSY 22074 | http://www.jamestobinphd.com | [masked] |[masked]

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