If you are in the process of divorcing a narcissist, you know that it is not an easy task. Narcissists are often manipulative and controlling, and they can make the divorce process very difficult. Thankfully, it’s possible to get through it as smoothly as possible.
Set clear boundaries
Usually, narcissists will try to take advantage of the situation and control everything. They may try to control what you do, what you say, and how you act. For instance, a narcissist may try to control the proceedings by making demands and being unwilling to compromise. It’s important that you set clear boundaries with a narcissist and stick to them.
Keep communication to a minimum
Narcissists often like to play mind games and they can be very manipulative. They may try to use your words against you or twist your words to suit their own purposes. So’s important to keep communication to a minimum, and only communicate when absolutely necessary, to avoid getting into arguments and heated exchanges.
Narcissists are often gaslighters, which means they will try to make you doubt your own memories and perceptions. They may try to convince you that you’re crazy or that you’re remembering things wrong. It’s important to document everything so that you have a record of what happened. This can be helpful if the narcissist tries to gaslight you during the divorce.
Find a good support system
Divorcing a narcissist can be extremely stressful, so it’s important to find a good support system. This could be friends, family, or a therapist. Having people to talk to who understand what you’re going through can be very helpful. Additionally, a therapist can help you deal with the stress of divorce and any other issues you may be dealing with.
Clearly, while divorcing a narcissist can be difficult, it is possible to do it successfully. Just remember to set boundaries, keep communication to a minimum, document everything, and find a good support system. Also, don’t forget to take care of yourself during the divorce process to avoid burning out.