How to keep yourself safe and start a new life when exiting a controlling and violent marriage.
Sociopaths and Divorce
The role of Facebook in divorce is expanding thanks to a new law that allows a spouse to serve an absent spouse with a complaint for divorce.
You read that right. You may be divorced for five, 10, or more years. Yet the end of a marriage means very little to a narcissistic (or borderline) ex. The personality-disordered ex has certain personality traits that make it impossible for them to empathize or relate to the other parent without anger or blame. For […]
Divorce is already a hard enough thing to deal with; however, removing yourself from an abusive relationship in the process can make things almost impossible. The best way to do so is by learning to live without them and learning to love yourself in the process. 1. Know the Law Although this may seem simplistic […]
Divorce brings a whole new set of complications to parenting. Having to deal with an unreasonable or vindictive former spouse adds additional stress to the situation. It may not be possible to parent as a team, and that is okay. Having a detailed parenting plan lessens the need to keep going back and forth on […]
Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Many people feel bullied during divorce, either by their spouse, their spouse’s attorney, or the court system. As a trained mediator working with clients through the divorce process, I encourage my clients to stay empowered so they don’t feel like they have little or no control over what […]
Mother’s Day isn’t the easiest holiday in the world. Many women around the world are anguished over wanting to be a mother, and the holiday reminds them of this. Some women have lost their children in family court while divorcing a narcissist, and again the day reminds them of this. Other women are stepmothers watching […]
By Mary Fetzer Think your spouse is cheating? You don’t need a pricey private investigator to prove it. Divorce attorneys across the nation are seeing an increase in cases that involve inexpensive smartphone apps that enable suspicious spouses to keep tabs on their significant other. The apps work—but are they legal? Apps that help you […]
Since your difficult ex isn’t likely to disappear in the near future, you should start adding some tools to your tool belt for coping with difficult behavior. Here are four helpful tips to make your interactions a bit easier.