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Divorcing a narcissist can be challenging and difficult for everyone involved.

The Mayo Clinic defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder as a disorder in which the person suffers from a high sense of self- importance. These people are fixated on them and constantly seek admiration and attention from people around them. In other words, a narcissist can hardly see beyond himself, and is least likely to display feelings of empathy, or likely to put himself in the other person’s shoes.

That, in itself, creates a difficult situation when you’re trying to divorce a person with characteristics like these. If you are married to a narcissist, you might not even know the person has this personality disorder. These people are exceedingly charming, pleasant and charismatic on the outside, but can be devious, and manipulative on the inside.

Additionally, there is also a risk of abusive behavior when you’re married to and trying to separate from a narcissist spouse. A narcissist will find the very idea that you want to leave him, completely unbearable. A narcissist personality can be associated with an abusive personality. A narcissist will never feel remorse or regret for the abuse. That inflated sense of self-importance will make him believe that he the one who is being wronged.

If you are currently trying to separate from a narcissist, get strong legal advice. Your chances of having your rights trampled upon are very high when you are dealing with a person with this kind of personality disorder. Speak to a Colorado divorce lawyer immediately.