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Dear Attorneys,

I am going through a divorce, and my husband is a narcissist, so he won’t negotiate. What do I do?


Anti-Narcissist Annie

Dear Annie,

We’re sorry to hear that you’re going through such a challenging time. Dealing with a narcissistic partner during a divorce can indeed be incredibly difficult. Here are some steps you might consider:

  1. Seek Support: Surround yourself with a strong support system of friends, family, or a therapist who can offer emotional support and guidance throughout this process. Find an attorney who understands your situation, and build a good rapport with them.
  • Understand Narcissism: Educate yourself about narcissistic behavior and its impact on relationships. Knowing what to expect can help you better navigate the situation.
  • Focus on Your Well-being: Take care of yourself both mentally and physically. Prioritize self-care activities that help reduce stress and promote your well-being.
  • Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries with your husband to protect yourself from further emotional manipulation or abuse. This might involve limiting communication to necessary matters only and avoiding confrontations whenever possible. You should consult with your attorney about options you may have through the court to accomplish these goals as well.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Speak with a qualified divorce attorney who has experience dealing with high-conflict divorces involving narcissistic individuals. They can provide legal guidance tailored to your specific situation and help you understand your rights and options.
  • Document Everything: Keep detailed records of all interactions, including emails, texts, and conversations, especially those related to financial matters or child custody arrangements. Your lawyer will appreciate this, and will be better able to assist you.
  • Stay Calm and Focused: Try to remain calm and focused on your goals throughout the divorce process. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed or frustrated, but maintaining your composure can help prevent escalation and protect your interests.

Remember, you deserve to prioritize your own well-being and pursue a resolution that is fair and equitable. While navigating a divorce with a narcissistic partner can be incredibly challenging, with the right support and resources, you can work towards a positive outcome. Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder.  We are realistic and direct with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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