How to Divorce a Narcissist
In the past few years, there have been a lot of conversations about mental health. Many people have spoken out about their struggles with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. However, there has not been much talk about personality disorders, such as narcissism.
While most people have some sympathy for others, some people, like narcissists, think only about themselves. Everything is about them, which can make it hard for them to have a successful marriage. If you think being married to a narcissist is bad enough, try divorcing one.
Those with narcissistic personality disorder have an inflated ego. They have a constant need for attention and always need to be in the spotlight. Many celebrities have a narcissistic personality. It has been said that President Donald Trump is highly narcissistic.
So what do you do when you want to divorce your narcissistic spouse? How can you get what you deserve when your spouse puts only his or her needs first and thinks everyone is out to attack them?
Narcissists are different from normal people, who would make their children a priority. They will not feel sadness at the thought of a divorce. They will instead make it sound like a personal attack. They are not happy unless the focus is on them, so if you divorce a narcissist, be prepared for them to play the victim.
Narcissists feel superior to others. They truly do not feel they could have done anything wrong to end the marriage. Everyone else is always in the wrong.
Be prepared for a drawn-out battle. Narcissists view divorce as a fight that needs to be won. They don’t care about compromise, negotiation or trying to make the process easier for everyone. They only care about their reputation and interests and they will go to great lengths to seek revenge and destroy you.
How to Fight Back
In a divorce, your narcissist spouse will try to manipulate you. Don’t try to handle this on your own. You will definitely need the best legal help possible to get through this situation unscathed.
Find a lawyer who won’t back down from your spouse’s attempts to destroy you. Narcissists are good at seeking revenge and trying to ruin the reputations of others. Therefore, you need someone who will aggressively fight for your legal rights. You need to make sure you get what is fair under the law.
In any case, document everything your spouse tries to do to manipulate you. And always take the high road. Don’t act like them—that will only make the situation worse.
Contact a Maryland Family Law Attorney Today
A divorce is challenging enough under normal circumstances. When you are divorcing a narcissist, things become more complicated.
Make sure you protect your legal rights at all costs. Don’t let your spouse manipulate you. Get help from the Columbia divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. We will take your spouse’s personality into consideration and help you deal with someone who thinks only about themselves. Fill out the online form or call (410) 774-5987 or to schedule a consultation. We have two offices to serve you.