Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A narcissistic personality disorder very frequently leads to the serious deterioration of a marriage and to serious issues related to parenting children. Narcissistic individuals are very self-centered and lack the capacity to have an empathetic awareness of others’ emotional needs.  Rather, they are driven to get their own emotional needs met, even at the cost of exploiting others to achieve their goals.

Narcissistic people seldom, if ever, take personal responsibility for things that go wrong.  They are usually quick to find fault with others, especially with their spouse and sometimes with their children.  They become experts at posing as the victim of others’ mistakes.  They are often developmentally immature even though they appear to be mature adults.  They are not troubled by arguments that go on and on until they get their way. They are sometimes preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love. Many narcissists seem to feel entitled to unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment. 

If these behaviors sound familiar to you, narcissism is likely a factor in your marriage or a real concern for your children.  If you are contemplating a divorce from an individual with a narcissistic personality, you will need an attorney who understands both the disorder and the strategies needed to effectively represent you. 

The attorneys at Edward F. Whipps & Associates have the necessary background in psychology and over thirty years of experience in formulating effective custody plans and parenting time strategies that work in situations where children have a narcissistic parent.  We also have excellent relationships with psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors that can help parents and their children. 

Edward F. Whipps & Associates has developed unique approaches to dealing with narcissistic behaviors.  In short, dealing with and litigating against individuals with this disorder is a major part of our practice. 

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