As a divorce lawyer serving Gwinnett County, Fulton County and surrounding areas for more than a decade, I have noticed that individuals going through a divorce love to diagnose their ex-partner with some sort of personality disorder. Ten years ago, the popular diagnosis was “bipolar”. Nowadays, it’s “narcissist.”
What’s a narcissist?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a narcissist is “a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves.” In other words, they think the world revolves around them.
How do you divorce a narcissist successfully?
If you think you’re divorcing a narcissist, whether they are clinically diagnosable or not, here’s what you need to know. The only way to successfully divorce a narcissist – and by a successful divorce, I mean leaving the process with your own peace of mind – is to get yourself in therapy.
Did you just say that I need therapy? Yes, you read that correctly!
It doesn’t matter what your ex-partner’s diagnosis is! Get yourself into therapy to find the emotional healing that you need to move on to a happier, healthier next chapter.
Dwelling on your ex’s narcissism will not do you ANY good.
There is no litigation, no lawyer, no judge, or no final decree that will give you the peace of mind that therapy will. On the other hand, therapy will empower you to focus on yourself and your healing!
At Pepitone Family Law, we are aware that domestic litigation is challenging for every family member. Our Georgia divorce lawyers guide clients through divorce with expertise, intelligence, compassion, and transparency to help them reach their next beautiful stage in life. We practice transparency by having a flat fee structure for our legal services because you have enough things to worry about, and an unexpected legal bill shouldn’t be one of them.