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Ending your marriage with a narcissist

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2022 | Family Law

Your marriage in South Carolina may be coming to an end for any number of reasons. One of the sadly more prevalent reasons is because you have been married to a narcissist. If you choose to file for divorce in this instance, you can expect a battle. The process can be long, costly, and very contentious.

Divorcing a narcissist can complicate the process

One of the most common family law subjects is divorce. This can naturally be a very complex and trying time. It can be even worse if the person that you are divorcing suffers from a narcissist complex. If this is the case, you can expect to undergo a very costly and contentious experience.

Narcissists tend to be very manipulative. They will choose even the slightest pretext to gaslight their spouse. Divorce for them is a chance to be in the spotlight where they hope to game the system. They will take every opportunity to portray themselves as the victim while doing all they can to victimize you.

Divorcing a narcissist may take longer

Divorcing a narcissist may take longer to finalize than the average marriage dissolution. These are the type of people who thrive on drama and conflict. They will try to do everything they can to prolong the process. This is because they enjoy causing pain and suffering to their spouse.

One of the worst things that can happen while divorcing a narcissist is the damage it can do to your children. A narcissist will try to portray their spouse as an unfit parent. They will attempt to get custody of the children in order to spite you. It can be a good idea to have someone to provide you with advice during this trying time.