What To Know When Divorcing A Narcissist
February 24, 2023
Divorce is a difficult process, but it can also be an empowering one. If you’re going through this process with a narcissist, however, it may seem like the hardest thing in the world. You’ll likely feel alone, confused, and worried about what’s coming next as you try to navigate your way through this painful time. Fortunately for us all (yes!), there are resources out there that can help us deal with narcissistic abuse in our relationships:
Know that narcissism is a mental disorder.
Narcissism is a mental disorder. It can be treated, but the narcissist may not even be aware he or she has it. Narcissists often lack empathy and are self-centered people who have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. They also tend to be emotionally detached from others, which makes them vulnerable to abuse by others in their life (including partners).
Narcissists who have been diagnosed with narcissism may not be able to change their behavior as easily as other people because they don’t understand what love is; they believe that everyone should love them no matter what their faults are or how selfishly they act toward others all the time!
Learn to recognize the signs of narcissism in your relationships.
- Learn to recognize the signs of narcissism in your relationships.
- Recognize that a narcissist will only be interested in you if they can get something out of it and that this may include financial gain or power over you. A narcissist will never treat anybody with genuine care or love, but if they’re able to get something out of it (money) then they may choose to do so—and once they start treating someone like an object instead of a human being, it becomes harder and harder not just for their partner but also for themselves because their self-esteem drops along with their confidence levels when faced with criticism from either side (the narc’s or yours).
Understand that this isn’t your fault.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering, “What do I do?”
Many things may be confusing or difficult to understand when dealing with a narcissist. You might feel like you’re at fault for what is happening in your relationship—but it’s important to remember that this isn’t your fault. Even if the person affected by the disorder has no idea they have it (and sometimes even if they do), there are still valid reasons why someone would act out in such a way as to cause harm or distress for another person who loves them.
Narcissists are often highly sensitive people; however, their narcissism prevents them from seeing themselves through others’ eyes and understanding how their actions affect other people around them (or anyone else).
This causes them great pain when others point out how hurtful their words and actions have been toward others during times of happiness or sadness—which can lead directly into narcissistic behavior such as projection onto others’ faults while blaming those individuals instead!
Take care of yourself while going through the divorce process.
You may be feeling overwhelmed and worried about the future, but you should take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise regularly.
Try not to drink alcohol or use drugs while going through this process; they can make things worse. Talk with friends and family members who are close enough to help you through this difficult time in your life—and ask them for advice on how best to manage stress levels so that they don’t become overwhelming.
If possible, try to stay away from any major events like parties or sporting events where people will be drinking heavily; these are often places where narcissists feel most comfortable around other narcissists (and where they’ll likely find themselves surrounded by more than their fair share).
While going through divorce proceedings with a narcissist is difficult on many levels—it’s important not only when dealing with him directly but also because he could impact every aspect of your life after separating from him: financially as well as legally—it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways for both sides involved during these proceedings which could work out better than expected down the road.”
It’s not easy, but there are resources out there to help you go through this challenging time
It’s not easy, but there are resources out there to help you go through this challenging time. Here are some tips on how to navigate the process:
- Don’t feel guilty for ending your marriage. Narcissists have no regard for others’ feelings or well-being, so if you stay in a relationship with one and continue putting up with abuse, it will only make things worse for both of you in the long run.
- Don’t feel like you need to stay in touch with your ex after divorce—this can be incredibly painful! If something good comes out of their narcissistic behavior (as opposed to something bad), then perhaps an apology would be appropriate; however, taking care of yourself first is always best before considering making amends with someone who has hurt so many people over the years.”
I hope you’ve found this post helpful and that it has opened up some new ideas for you. It can be difficult to understand what’s happening, but it won’t be if you keep in mind that narcissism is a mental disorder. If you have any questions about narcissism or other issues in your life, reach out for help.