My favorite question about co-parenting with a Narcissistic Ex is, “How do you do it?” My answer is always: YOU CAN’T.
The idea of co-parenting is separated parents working together amicably to raise their child. Narcissists can’t put others before themselves so the idea of co-parenting is impossible. What you have to do when raising a child whose other parent is a narcissist is to develop coping skills in order to handle their behavior while putting your child’s wellbeing first.
I was recently asked how I handled going to events with my Narcissistic Ex-Husband. I am not a therapist, but I have been trying to co-parent with my narcissistic ex for 6+ years and I’ve come a long way. So learn from my mistakes.
Narcissistic Abuse. I am one of the lucky ones; not only did I marry an emotionally abusive Narcissist, think Donald Trump, I then fell madly in love and lived with a physically abusive Narcissist. Here is my journey of introspection, healing traumas from the past and present, and growing as a person. Mixed in w a bit of sarcasm and dark humor.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.