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Divorce cases involving narcissists are often contentious

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2018 | Divorce

Ending a marriage is an event that many Utah residents likely want to avoid. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for numerous people. In some cases, the proceedings can be more contentious than others. When a narcissist is involved, there is a substantial likelihood that the case will be high conflict.

Narcissists can often cause a number of issues in a marriage, and during a divorce, they can feel as if they are the victims of the situation. These individuals can also carry out bullying actions, which can lead their spouses to feel defensive. As a result, when one person is acting contentious and the other is defensive, a significant amount of conflict will likely result. It is also common for the non-narcissist to be seen as part of the problem though he or she may only be trying to reach the best possible outcome.

These divorce cases can be particularly difficult when children are involved. A narcissist may try to make the situation harder on the other party by vying for unfair custody arrangements. This type of scenario can especially bring out a defensive response from the other parent, who likely wants to protect the kids from the harmful actions of the narcissist.

Going through divorce with narcissists can make life difficult for Utah residents in such predicaments. As a result, they may have a lot of work cut out for them. However, it is important to remember that they do have legal options and can work toward their desired outcomes in the manner they find most fitting.


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