What to Know Before Filing for Divorce from a Narcissist

Divorcing a person with narcissism or narcissistic traits often poses a unique set of circumstances that can make divorce more difficult. This can include but is not limited to: inflated sense of self, tremendous need to control the situation, often need to be right on everything, manipulate the people around them, lack the ability to feel remorse, are unable to see their fault in a situation, and lack insight into how their own behavior has contributed to or caused conflict.

When considering divorce from a partner exhibiting narcissistic traits, it is vital to have a support team around you that understands narcissistic traits and how they affect a divorce. What you do before filing for a divorce can greatly impact the divorce, and your quality of life during the divorce process.

A strategy to help get you through this process is to make a plan, consider your goals and expectations, and gather all necessary documentation before filing. Having a team around you (i.e., lawyer and therapist) that understands narcissism and the fact that people with narcissistic traits do not react the way many other people do in a divorce situation, is one of the most important things you can do.

The original post was written by Thomas A. Greenwald of GoransonBain.

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