One of the defining characteristics of narcissists is that they manipulate other people for their own personal gain, oblivious to the harm they inflict. Divorcing a narcissist can thus be incredibly stressful and difficult. You may feel scared, overwhelmed and stressed. Whether your spouse has been diagnosed as a narcissist or just exhibits such behavior, you can get through your divorce with the right help.
People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) have a deep-rooted sense of arrogance, superiority and disregard for the feelings of others. They display grandiose behavior and a sense of entitlement with little basis in reality. They lack empathy or care for others but have an obsessive need for admiration. They often never quit their attempts to have their way, even when it is obvious they are wrong.
Divorce is difficult enough but is considerably harder when dealing with a narcissistic spouse, but there are ways to combat many of their tactics. Here are a few tips:
Overall, the best way to deal with a narcissist in a divorce is to accept the reality of the situation. This puts you in the posture of expecting manipulative and deceptive tactics and being ready to counter them with rational action.
At the Law Office of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC in Somerset, New Jersey, we can help you through the end of your marriage to a narcissistic spouse. Contact us online or call 732-873-6464 for a consultation.