Going through a divorce with a narcissistic person

Going through any divorce is difficult. When the divorce is due to you having to live with a person who is narcissistic, you might be in for more than what you realized since this type of divorce is even more complicated than other divorces.

A narcissistic person is more likely to try to run the divorce proceedings so that everything goes in his or her favor. This is something that can work against you, but by preparing, you can make it easier on yourself.

When you are dealing with a true narcissistic person, you will have to look past the actions and attitude of the person. This individual isn’t likely going to forget or forgive anything or anyone, so you might have to deal with him or her bringing up stuff from years ago.

Another thing that you can do to help the situation is to think carefully about what outcome of the divorce you are willing to accept. You should think about the property division aspect of the divorce, as well as everything related to child custody.

You might not be able go through mediation proceedings because this person might not be willing to negotiate with you on anything. This would mean that your case is headed straight to court so that the judge can issue rulings about what is going to happen.

Being careful, thinking about each decision and keeping calm during all proceedings might help you to get the outcome of the divorce that you need to start you off on the right foot for your new life. Don’t let the narcissist continue to run your life any longer.

Source: The New York Times, “Divorcing a Narcissist,” Tara Parker-Pope, accessed Aug. 30, 2017

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