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Divorcing A Narcissist: How To Recognize And Address It

Narcissists exhibit traits such as manipulation, a lack of empathy and a desire for control, which can significantly impact various aspects of the divorce proceedings. Property division and child custody can become contentious, as the narcissist may attempt to hide assets, manipulate financial information or use the children as pawns to gain the upper hand.

Nevertheless, with appropriate support and a strategic approach from our divorce lawyers at Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson, it is feasible to navigate a divorce from a narcissist while safeguarding your mental health and overall well-being. Offering a 10% hourly rate discount to active duty and retired military veterans and first responders across Columbus, we handle tough cases with dedication and expertise.

Strategies For Dealing With A Difficult Spouse

In recent times, there has been a surge in divorce cases involving reference to Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Narcissists exhibit traits such as an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy and an excessive need for admiration and attention. Their manipulative, controlling and, at times, abusive behavior can add layers of complexity to the divorce proceedings.

Effectively navigating a divorce with a narcissist can indeed be challenging, and having a skilled divorce attorney is even more necessary for the following reasons:

  • In essence, your attorney can be a barrier between you and your narcissistic spouse, which can help you cope with their attempts at manipulation.
  • Your attorney can talk to you about custody issues and how to win a custody battle with a narcissist without losing focus on the children.
  • Your attorney can keep proceedings moving, despite any attempts by your narcissistic spouse to derail the process or manipulate the proceedings to maintain control.

In addition, your divorce attorney can help you separate fact from the narcissist’s fictions, which can keep you from feeling alarmed about their allegations or threats.

Let Narcissism Worry You No More

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