Divorce is never easy, but divorce proceedings can be especially complicated and difficult when one spouse is a narcissist. People afflicted with this personality syndrome are highly self-centered and tend to have an inflated sense of self-importance. They may be lacking in empathy and often exploit or manipulate others for their own gain.
Narcissistic behavior can make marriage tough. They can be controlling, manipulative, and demanding and may be prone or to selfish pursuits, to infidelity or to “gaslighting” — a tactic that may cause the other spouse to doubt themselves. Sometimes the healthiest outcome for the other spouse is to end the marriage. But divorcing a narcissist can be equally tough, as he or she will typically try to control every aspect of the process. In addition, divorce may be emotionally draining for the other spouse, who may constantly feel belittled or put down. Ultimately, divorce from a narcissist can be a long and difficult road.
How should you prepare for battling a narcissist in divorce court? Here are four positive courses of action:
Separations and divorces with narcissists are tough on everyone involved. If you’re going through a divorce or child custody battle, you need an experienced Michigan family law attorney who understands the stress and anxiety that comes with such disputes.
At Dawson Family Law, PLLC in Sterling Heights, we’ll review your divorce case and will work tirelessly to resolve it quickly and efficiently with your best interests in mind. Contact us online or call 833-671-4445 today to schedule a consultation.