When a Colorado marriage goes south, it is not uncommon for spouses to begin accusing one another of various personality deficiencies. Every forgotten anniversary or failure to keep the garage clean can become a symptom of an imagined larger problem. In some cases, however, there are true personality disorders at play, which can make divorce and child custody negotiations nothing short of a nightmare. The following tips can help spouses move through this process as swiftly and with as little turmoil as possible.
A narcissist, as recognized by the mental health community, is an individual who has an artificially inflated sense of self-worth, and who is consumed with self-focus and admiration. He or she often lacks and care or concern for others, and views other people as little more than a necessary means to an end. First and foremost, it is absolutely critical to avoid engaging with the soon-to-be-ex unless it is necessary. Narcissists thrive off of the reaction they are able to elicit from others. Remove that reaction, and he or she will most likely move on to those people who will engage in the narcissist's chosen behaviors.