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Divorce and the narcissist

Living with a narcissist could be emotionally draining, and the spouse of one could find it beneficial to end the marriage. Narcissists may become physically or mentally cruel toward their significant other, pushing the marriage to the breaking point. A spouse might worry about a narcissistic partner’s negative impact on their financial and social life while also worrying about how certain behaviors may affect their children. Regrettably, divorcing a self-centered spouse may be stressful and costly.

Divorce and the narcissist

Not everyone behaves the same way, and a narcissistic spouse could become more reasonable during the divorce process. Granted, a narcissist could present difficulties and challenges during divorce-settlement talks, but both parties may work things out. However, a narcissist might also force a high-conflict divorce, creating problems for all parties.

A narcissist might seek to prolong the divorce negotiations due to them being unreasonable. Negotiations can prove challenging when someone’s behaviors derive from being stubborn, self-centered and cruel to their spouse.

Attempts to reach custody and child-support agreements could stall. A narcissist might attempt to turn the children against the other spouse, raising questions about that parent’s fitness as a parent. Worries about the ex-spouse’s commitment to making any child or spousal support payments might exist.

Working through the process

A breakthrough might occur, and the narcissistic spouse may agree to divorce-settlement terms. If the spouse refuses to agree to any terms, the case may have to go in front of a judge. A divorce trial may result in additional costs, but this result could be unavoidable if the two spouses cannot come to some sort of agreement.

Ultimately, the spouses must abide by the judge’s divorce decree. The narcissist won’t have legal grounds to ignore court orders related to support or asset division. Plus, ignoring the court’s ruling could lead to more legal woes.