To begin, it is crucial to understand that narcissism is a personality disorder that is frequently associated with other personality disorders (bipolar, Borderline, Psychopathy, etc.).
According to the Mayo Clinic “narcissistic personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder in which individuals have an exaggerated sense of their own value, a strong need for attention and admiration, problematic relationships, and a lack of empathy for others,”
Behind their outward confidence and grandeur is a fragile sense of self-worth. They present themselves as flawless because they are frightened of being judged as flawed in any way. Because narcissists’ self-esteem is so fragile, they are sensitive to even minor criticism.
Divorcing a narcissist is typically unpleasant, costly, and draining because of all of this. Narcissists refuse to believe that the standard divorce rules apply to them.
Common signs that someone struggles with this personality disorder or narcissistic tendencies:
Refusing to take responsibility for their actions
Narcissists are known for fighting hard and viewing divorce as a competition they must win. Bullying, exploitative conduct, and a refusal to engage sensibly can all come from this combative mentality. When they feel they are “losing” or not getting their way, narcissists have been known to turn to abusive behaviour.
During a divorce, it is not uncommon for a narcissist to:
While there is no one-size-fits-all technique to dealing with narcissists during the divorce process, there are several broad approaches, tactics, and strategies to consider:
At Nussbaum Family Law, we understand how frightening the idea of a contentious, lengthy divorce is. You do not, have to go through it alone. In and out of court, having a good legal team on your side can make a tremendous difference. A skilled lawyer can help you feel more confident while fighting for your rights in court, in addition to giving you with the legal support you need to protect yourself and your children.
Our lawyers understand how a narcissist’s mind operates and how to follow their rules to get the greatest divorce settlements. You can also get legal advice from a family law professional when it comes to divorcing a narcissistic spouse.
The right lawyer understands a narcissist’s court and legal techniques, as well as how their mind operates and how to see through their harmful intentions. Negotiating a divorce settlement with a narcissist might be much easier with the right lawyer on your side than without one.
Do not let gaslighting and manipulation affect your divorce. We can help you learn your right and protect yourself. Safeguard your future and get in touch to schedule your initial consultation with a trusted family law attorney. Call us today.