Domestic stress during COVID shows need for change in family courts

December 11, 2020 | Bill Eddy

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the effects that COVID-19 has had on families across the country. But little attention has been given to the increasing rates of divorce and domestic violence, combined with the decreased access to family courts with long delays. Which makes now the perfect time to make some long-overdue changes to the divorce process that will benefit the system in the long term.



Can a Narcissist Actually Change? Experts Explain Exactly What It Would Take

October 10, 2020 | Lauren Krouse

No one wants to be called a narcissist. In our day-to-day lexicon, the term’s become a go-to insult for abusive exes, demanding bosses, selfie-obsessed influencers, and celebrities who casually decide to run for public office. Often, narcissists are boiled down to self-centered jerks you’re best off avoiding at all costs.



150 Narcissist Quotes to Help You Understand, Cope With and Defeat Narcissism In Your Own Life

October 11, 2020 | Jessica Sager

“You might as well bang your head into a brick wall if you expect the narcissist to be reasonable, empathetic or human in any way. If you sense or witness any of these traits, there is an ulterior motive. When the narcissist is being nice, it’s because they have something to gain.” — Tina Swithin



What To Know About Divorcing A Narcissist, From Lawyers & Psychologists

September 25, 2020

Although the process for divorcing a narcissist is similar to any other divorce, the narcissist is likely to make things a lot more complicated. A narcissistic spouse can create conflict by manipulating the divorce process, lying to make the non-narcissistic partner look like the "bad guy," or using the kids as pawns to hurt you.



5 Predictable Grievances of Narcissists

August 24, 2020 | Bill Eddy

Whether you are dealing with a narcissist in your family, at work, in your community, or even in politics, you will find that they are preoccupied with the past: bragging about how wonderful they have been, combined with numerous grievances about how people have treated them poorly. This seems like a strange combination at first. If they are so superior in their lives, then why do people treat them so badly? Or are they really being treated badly at all? Such statements and their resulting conflicts are absolutely predictable once you learn the interpersonal patterns of those with narcissistic personality disorder or traits.



Opinion: Dealing with narcissists in the family law courtroom

How courts can keep ‘high-conflict personalities’ from congesting and delaying proceedings

Esther Rosenfeld | September 1, 2020

California’s already-besieged court system ground to a near halt in Marchas Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “stay-at-home” order went into effect. Courts are gradually returning to service, but the extended closure will likely exacerbate an underlying, pervasive problem in the family court system:lengthy divorces involving narcissistic or other “high-conflict personalities”who unduly congest and delay proceedings.