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How can you handle divorce with a narcissist?

How can you handle divorce with a narcissist?

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2021 | Divorce |

When you first enter a relationship with someone, you may think that they are your world. Unfortunately, if you marry a narcissist, that quickly breaks apart.

The Huffington Post explains that narcissists are individuals who lack empathy and cannot accept responsibility. This type of person wants to be the center of attention at all times. During a divorce, he or she will blame you for everything. You need to know how to deal with a narcissist when divorce is necessary.

Document everything

Nowadays, it is easy to edit a text conversation or voicemail. If you do not save every conversation or voicemail, then your ex may try to use it against you. If you want to counter any claims that he or she makes about you, then you need to have the original messages ready. You should also document any signs of abuse or aggressive behavior that took place before, during and after you file for divorce.

Refrain from arguments

Narcissists want you to argue with them. It does not matter if you have been completely rational in your reasoning. A narcissist will twist anything that you say and turn it around on you. He or she may be looking for an opportunity to argue about who is the better parent. If he or she tries to argue with you, do not take the bait. Try to limit conversation as much as possible. In narcissist divorces, it is better to let legal advocates speak on your behalf.

Create a plan in the beginning so that you can move on with your life and stick with it throughout the process.