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My Knight in Shining Armor turned out to be a Psycho Wrapped in Aluminum Foil

November 17, 2012

After almost 20 years of marriage and four kids together, I think I’ve earned the right to label my former husband, who I’ll call Mr. Hyde. I know it sounds harsh, but it is the truth.  I didn’t have a great marriage, but we created a wonderful family. Lots of great memories. I was fortunate enough to stay home with my children for the majority of the marriage. From the outside looking it, I had it all. And truthfully, I was very blessed. What I didn’t realize is the family we were creating was to satisfy Mr. Hyde’s narcissistic needs. I thought he was my protector, provider and best friend. It turns out that he was setting me up to be his future scapegoat for all his failures.  It has been a little over two years since our divorce was finalized. He is already remarried, to his mistress. It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least, with one court battle after another.  The worst part of it all is the effect it has had on our children. For me, it has been a stressful nightmare but I refuse to give up.

I’m learning a lot about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how difficult it has been to co-parent with someone suffering from this. If interested in more information about this subject, I’ve created a separate category.  It truly is my hope that through learning and sharing, that I will do more than just survive divorce. More importantly to me, is that I can arm my children with the tools they need to enjoy the rest of their childhood and feel nothing but love and support.

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