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My Narcissistic Ex-Husband

Reflections on loving and living with a Narcissist.  Let our experts guide you toward the healing power of moving on and allowing yourself some time in the spotlight.  Get advice on healing from his behavior and finding yourself again.

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Infidelity affects the entire family, but especially your kids. Here’s how to cope.
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00
Will your life change drastically after divorce? You may be surprised to find that your ex’s biggest family contribution was stress or money.
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Monday, 29 December 2014 00:00
I was in a store the other day and noticed Christmas décor being displayed. The thermometer on my front porch was reading 101F and Santa Claus was more than likely still playing golf in Jamaica. I really hate pushing holiday stuff when the air conditioning is still running but this is a conversation we need to have now. However, I promise not to drink gingerbread lattes while I am writing, OK?
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Monday, 15 September 2014 15:06
As if separation and divorce from a narcissist weren’t enough all too often you are left with children who are carrying enough emotional baggage to fill the Grand Canyon. In normal divorces the issues are sometimes worked through with the cooperation of both parents and possibly family counseling sessions but if you have been in a narcissistic relationship you know that the odds of that happening are slim to none. In fact, there’s a strong possibility that your kids will be angry at you for the breakup of your family.
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Monday, 25 August 2014 15:37
Getting a divorce, going through the court system, and dealing with the ex up close and personal is bad enough but when you add in child support agreements it gets downright nasty. Let’s face it, when in court, especially for child custody issues, the narcissist is on stage and performing at his finest. The narcissistic behavior is mercurial – heart-wrenchingly dramatic one minute and solemnly resigned the next. If it wasn’t so frustrating it would be entertaining.Keep your expectations realistic.
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 22:04
When you are a stay at home mom, especially if you have small children or special needs children, it is easy to feel that you don’t have any options when it comes to your narcissistic spouse. You may feel that you’re only path in life is to endure this until the kids are older or something changes. You may even believe that you have nothing to fall back on, no way to support yourself, and you may lack confidence in your own abilities.
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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 16:57
There is conflict in every relationship.  In even the most like-minded and egalitarian households there will be disagreement about things.  You let them jump on the furniture, he doesn’t.  He believes in paying allowance for chores, you don’t think your kids should get paid for contributing to the household.  Whether big issues or small, there is always something.  In a healthy relationship there is discussion, compromise, and eventually agreement.  When you’re dealing with a person who is a narcissist, every issue is a big issue, and the solution is their way or the highway.
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Monday, 19 August 2013 16:41
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