Today in the media we watch divorce battles extraordinaire between famous narcissistic couples. The level of histrionic drama is like watching a full scale production of Aida at La Scala. There are the armies of attorneys going head to head. These forays are exhibitionistic and ugly. Very public nasty divorces are craved by the media and general pubic. There is the division of property, investments, multiple residences, planes, etc. We can learn a lot from watching these sordid melodramas. When there are children involved, narcissists think nothing of dispensing with them as a huge burden unless they are to be used as human trophies of triumph. Children are of no consequence to narcissists as individual valuable human beings.
What we take away from these very public displays is that those who are not narcissistic have very different values and priorities. Learn to appreciate that your life is about becoming more authentic each day, that you have respect for other human beings. Your relationships are based on deep concern for another, not what you can obtain from some one else to get ahead. Stay on your course and let the tawdry delusional scenes become yesterday's news. To learn about every facet of the narcissistic personality disorder, visit my website: www.thenarcissistinyourlife.com
Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.
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