Narcissists display a pattern of self-centered and arrogant behavior. They lack empathy and consideration for others. Because narcissists believe they are superior, they often don’t even notice the needs of others or acknowledge their opinions. Their self-centered nature leads them to bully and exploit others.
If you’re married to someone like this, you probably feel trapped. How can you even bring up the idea of divorce? You might fear that your spouse would heap on the guilt and emotional abuse and still manage to get everything their way, leaving you with nothing.
But at Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, we know how to handle narcissists. We can guide you through the process of divorcing a narcissist while protecting your interests, fighting for your rights, and saving your peace of mind.
Signs That You May Be Dealing with a Narcissistic Spouse
How can you recognize when you’re in a relationship with a narcissistic personality? Here are a few signs to watch for:
- The relationship is exhausting and you know it’s not healthy
- Your spouse has trouble getting along with others
- Your spouse seems to feel that their interests are more important than everyone else’s, as though the world revolves around them and their needs and goals
- You feel isolated
- Your spouse is obsessed with perfection and power
- Lack of empathy from your spouse toward you or anyone else
Someone with this type of personality often believes they are entitled to a perfect life, including the perfect relationship. They have probably explained your shortcomings to you repeatedly. However, they may not be at all pleased if you suggest that the marriage is broken beyond repair. But don’t worry–we’ve seen this attitude before and are ready to help you move on to a better life.
How the Divorce Team at Tessie D. Edwards & Associates Will Assist
When approaching a divorce involving a narcissistic spouse, you will naturally have many concerns. Here are some ways our team can help:
- Communicating with your overbearing spouse and not allowing them to bully you or disregard your interests
- Enforcing court orders regarding child support, parenting plans, alimony, and other critical issues
- Finding solutions through strategic compromise
- Protecting your children by keeping conflict confined to the meeting room or court, safely away from the home
- Litigating to reach your goals if negotiation and compromise do not provide the right results
While negotiated agreements often provide the best outcomes for divorcing couples, we recognize that compromise is a challenge when you’re divorcing a narcissist. If we need to, we will be aggressive in our efforts to protect you and your family.
Work with a Divorce Lawyer Who Knows How to Handle Narcissistic Spouses
At Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, we share a passion for justice and will not let a bullying spouse take advantage of your good nature in divorce. We invite you to schedule a confidential consultation to learn more about how our dedicated team can help you move forward ready to face the future with confidence.