Divorce is rarely pleasant. However, even the expected pains of separation can be so much worse when your spouse is unusually self-obsessed. If you are dating a narcissist, or someone with narcissistic tendencies, their unwillingness or inability to consider your needs could pose serious challenges.
The Difficulties of Divorcing a Narcissist
Narcissists can be difficult to deal with in everyday life—let alone in a divorce. A narcissist might consider divorce a personal affront; they may even try to punish you by making unreasonable demands. This is because many narcissists consider divorce a sort of cruel contest—a contest they wish to win at all costs, even if it means breaking the law, lying, or dragging out a court case longer than any reasonable person would.
They might try to:
- Convince you and the divorce court that you are responsible for the separation
- Claim custody of your children, even if they do not have any real interest in being a responsible, present parent
- Punish you by withholding critical financial records, property deeds, or other asset titles
- Act vindictively, reusing to cooperate with your divorce attorney
- Maliciously ignore court orders to spite or hurt you
While narcissists do not always have a coherent or rational end-game, they will often do everything in their power to make your divorce as painstaking as possible.
How to Protect Yourself From a Narcissist in Court
If you were married to a narcissist, even for a short period of time, you probably already know that you deserve a better, happier home. However, negotiating a divorce with a narcissist can be incredibly frustrating.
Oftentimes, the best way to combat a narcissists’ self-centered strategies is to retain http://croninlawfirm1.myppldemo.com/family-law/competent legal counsel. The Cronin Law Firm has years of experience navigating high-stakes separations. We could help you document your spouse’s errant behavior, protecting your rights even when your former partner tries to violate them. Please send the Cronin Law Firm a message online today to schedule your initial consultation.