3 considerations when divorcing a narcissist in New Jersey

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2022 | Firm News |

If you’re divorcing a narcissist, you know the challenges that come with it. Narcissists are manipulative and even tend to use children to get what they want in a divorce. They can be very difficult to deal with and can make the process very complicated. Luckily, there are things that you can do to make the process easier and protect yourself and your children.

Keep copies of all important documents

Make sure to keep copies of financial documents, custody agreements and anything else that is important. This will help to protect you and make sure that the narcissist doesn’t take advantage of you. For instance, they might try to hide assets or change the terms of a custody agreement.

If you have any communication with the narcissist, make sure to document it. This can be helpful if they try to use it against you later.

Set boundaries

This can help to protect you from their manipulation and games. For instance, you might want to have a no-contact rule. This means that you don’t communicate with them directly. Instead, you communicate through a lawyer or another third party.

You might also want to set boundaries in terms of what you’re willing to discuss. For instance, you might not be willing to discuss child custody or financial matters directly with the narcissist. If the narcissist breaks your boundaries, don’t hesitate to take legal action. This can help to protect you and show them that you’re serious about setting boundaries during the divorce process.

Seek therapy and social support

This can help you deal with the stress and emotional challenges that come with divorcing a narcissist. Therapy can also help you learn how to set boundaries and protect yourself from manipulation. Additionally, it can be helpful to seek social support from friends and family. They can provide you with emotional support and help you through this difficult time.

Divorcing a narcissist is never easy, but these are some of the things that you can do to make it easier. Make sure to keep copies of important documents, set boundaries and seek therapy and social support.