Is it difficult to divorce a narcissist?
The only thing harder than being married to a narcissist is divorcing one. Some don’t even have the stomach for it, or will get only so far before they give up from fear, intimidation, and/or sheer exhaustion. And never expect them to run out of steam or back down.
What does narcissist want in divorce?
Narcissists want a perfect image, and divorce signals the world that they have a big spot on their record. If they were to acknowledge their part in the devolution of the marriage, they would bump up against the shame of being a normal, flawed human.
How a narcissist treats his wife?
Narcissists view partners as trophies under their power and may expect partners to show deference and adoring behavior throughout the relationship. Manipulation of a partner is emotional abuse, and narcissists resort to some pretty low behaviors if they feel that they are losing their hold on a partner.
What a narcissist does at the end of a relationship?
At the end of a relationship, narcissists may become combative, passive-aggressive, hostile, and even more controlling. People with NPD often fail to understand other people’s needs and values. They are hyper focused on their egos, but do not account for how their actions affect others.
How does a narcissist react to no contact?
If we ignore them again by saying “no” or going “no contact” with them, narcissists might go into a complete rage. This rage is a coping mechanism in order for them to deal with us keeping our distance from them or saying “no” to them. A rejection of narcissists means that we think they are not perfect.
Why does a narcissist drag out a divorce?
If they were to take ownership in the role they played in the ending of the marriage, they would be forced to acknowledge the shortcomings they brought to the marriage. To protect themselves from that shame, they will utilize bully tactics to drag out the divorce by blaming you for everything.
What happens when you marry a narcissist?
You will lose yourself because you will be trained to focus only on his feelings and reactions; never mind yours. You will experience the silent treatment. You will experience cognitive dissonance, confabulation, and gas lighting. You will find yourself telling a grown adult how to have normal interactions with others.
What happens when you dump a narcissist?
Breaking up with a narcissist is likely to be a draining experience. Either they won’t let you go without a fight, or they will discard you without looking back. Both experiences are extremely hurtful.