How to Cope with a Narcissist Spouse Most advice you will read about a narcissistic spouse is about why you should leave them. While many people follow this advice and you have every right to leave a marriage that is not healthy, there are situations when some decide to stay with a mentally unwell spouse…

  Suffering from bipolar, you wear many faces but you’re not sure which one will engulf you today. It’s a whirlwind of emotions that take over when you least expect it, but not only is it a struggle for the individual themselves, but family, friends and partners too. If you’re married to someone suffering from…

  Divorce is never easy to go through, especially when it involves children. Learning to co-parent with an ex who has a mental illness can prove to be difficult, follow these tips to help guide you when co-parenting your children. Get educated. Educate yourself on your ex-partner’s mental illness, this is a great way to…

Simply put, gaslighting is when someone attempts to manipulate someone else by having them question their sanity. The abuser may do this through various tactics, including “making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other changes including low self-esteem.” (Source) Why is it called gaslighting?  “The term…

Lots of people may come across as boastful or self-absorbed, but in rare cases people are affected by narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental condition characterized by a pronounced lack of empathy for others. According to research, approximately 7.7% of men and 4.8% of women suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissists are insecure and…

Divorcing Someone with Bipolar Disorder in Orange County California

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Because a sociopath has no regard for the feelings of others, divorcing a sociopath is likely to be an extremely difficult experience….

Sociopathy Antisocial personality disorder

Sociopathy (aka Antisocial Personality Disorder) About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Antisocial personality disorder is a cluster B personality disorder where a person demonstrates a pattern of disregard for the feelings and…

Marriage Divorce and Pornography Addiction

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Pornography Addiction Pornograhpy is ubiquitous- according to some estimates, porn usage is 50 percent to 99 percent among men, and 30 percent to 86 percent among women (Source:  Gert Martin Hald, PhD, and colleagues in The APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology Volume II). What…

Marriage Divorce and Bipolar Disorder

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

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