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Divorcing a narcissist

by | Nov 3, 2022 | Divorce

Few Florida couples want to go through a divorce. And it gets harder if you are married to a narcissist. If you are and are about to undergo this process, there are some matters that you should consider.

Having a realistic picture

If you are ending your marriage to a narcissist, you will be dealing with a high-conflict divorce. These types of divorces are known for being chaotic and emotionally draining. They drain a lot of monetary resources. And they can destroy the unit of a family.

Nonetheless, the following aspects have to be considered when dealing with narcissistic partners:

  • The process of the divorce
  • The relentless personality of a narcissist
  • The collateral damage on children

Unfortunately, family courts often lack funding and resources. Not only that, but they deal with high-conflict divorces 90% of the time. The nature of these family disputes are complicated. So expect the divorce process to not be swift. And a high-conflict divorce often involves, for instance, a lack of cooperation. It is the result of dealing with a narcissist.

Narcissistic individuals lack empathy and cannot accept blame. Furthermore, narcissists are known for gaslighting others. People with this personality disorder know how to manipulate others’ loved ones. They are talented actors. And in the case of a divorce, they can even play the role of a victim. They thrive in conflict.

Narcissists can manipulate their children. And when they are dealing with a divorce, they do not mind engaging in abusive behavior. Narcissistic parents do not consider the well-being of their children. Thus, children often suffer emotional and psychological damage after witnessing a divorce.

How to deal with the situation

The process of divorce can look very overwhelming. And a narcissistic partner can bring a lot of tensions. But it does not necessarily have to be complex. It is never too early to seek professional help. It is all about initiating the process and being proactive.