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How to divorce a narcissist

Have you and your spouse decided to move on from your relationship? Are you concerned about what the future will bring, as your soon to be ex-spouse is a narcissist?

If you find yourself in this position, it's important to take all the right steps. If you don't, you could drive yourself crazy while giving the other person all the power they need to continue to control your life.

A narcissist is the type of person who will say things like: you won't get any money from me if we divorce. I can guarantee that you will never see our children again. Have fun living on the street.

As you can see, dealing with a narcissist during the divorce process is not going to be easy. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow:

-- Get it in writing. This means many things, including cutting off verbal communication and getting everything in writing when possible.

-- Get your finances in order. It's not uncommon for a narcissist spouse to use your finances as a means of gaining control. For this reason, you should get your finances in order, such as by gathering financial paperwork, without delay.

-- Leave your children out of the process. Unfortunately, a narcissist spouse may use children as a means of gaining leverage. You have a responsibility to shield your children from this, so make sure you have a plan in place for doing so.

If you're divorcing a narcissist spouse, it's important to create a solid strategy and then follow through with each and every step.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Divorcing a Narcissist: 5 Top Tips," Bari Zell Weinberger, accessed Nov. 14, 2016

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