Educating yourself on Narcissism or divorcing a narcissist is the single most important thing that you can do. Knowledge is power and you need to stay two steps ahead at all times. Predicting the patterns and attacks should be your first line of defense. By predicting what is coming next, you are able to remove the “shock value” from the narcissistic attack.
With this said, an EQUALLY important reminder is to listen to your intuition. Feeling overwhelmed by the knowledge you are soaking up? This is your sign to slow down and pace yourself. Consider scheduling blocks of time to research — maybe your maximum is three hours per week? There is a fine line between consuming educational material and BEING consumed by educational material. Pace yourself.
- Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom’s Battle by Tina Swithin
- Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield by Tina Swithin
- Divorcing a Narcissist: Rebuilding After the Storm by Tina Swithin
- The Narc Decoder: Understanding the Language of the Narcissist by Tina Swithin
- Splitting: Protecting Yourself while Divorcing Someone with Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder by Bill Eddy
- The Sociopath Next Door by Dr. Martha Stout
- BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People by Bill Eddy
- Hanging on by my Fingernails by Jill Buckner
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
- Meaning from Madness: Understanding the Hidden Patterns That Motivate Abusers: Narcissists, Borderlines, and Sociopaths by Richard Skerritt
- High Conflict Institute with Bill Eddy
- The Lemonade Club – Tina Swithin’s private, online forum
- Light, Life, Love & Laughter after NPD Abuse
- Hope After Divorce and Family Share
- Lemonade Divorce by the “Divorce Doc”, Alison Patton, esq
- Divorce Consulting/Coaching by Tina Swithin
- Help! I am Divorcing a Narcissist by Karyl McBride, Ph.D of Psychology Today
- The Narcissistic Family Portrait by Karyl McBride, Ph.D of Psychology Today
- Family Court and Cluster B Personality Disorders by Tina Swithin of The Huffington Post
- Setting Boundaries with the Narcissist by Tina Swithin of The Huffington Post
- Divorce: To Blog or Not to Blog by Tina Swithin of The Huffington Post
- Why Forgiveness is Overrated by Tina Swithin of The Huffington Post
- How to Survive a Divorce Financially by Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC.
- The Narcissist in Court or Litigation by Sam Vaknin
- The Lemonade Power Retreat (held annually) by Tina Swithin
One Mom’s Battle: Our mission at One Mom’s Battle is to increase awareness of Cluster B personality disorders (Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder) and their impact upon shared parenting and the Family Court System which includes Judges, CPS workers, Guardian ad Litems (GAL), Parenting Coordinators (PC), Custody Evaluators, therapists and attorneys. Education on Cluster B disorders will allow these professionals to truly act in the best interest of the children.
History of One Mom’s Battle: In 2009, One Mom’s Battle began with one mother, (Tina Swithin), navigating the choppy waters of a high-conflict divorce in the Family Court System. Since then, it has turned into a grassroots movement reaching the far corners of the Earth. Tina’s battle spanned from 2009 – 2014 during which time she acted as her own attorney. Ultimately, Tina was successful in protecting her daughters and her family has enjoyed complete peace since October 2014 when a Family Court commissioner called her ex-husband a “sociopath” and revoked his parenting time in a final custody order.
Tina Swithin: Tina Swithin’s books are available online at Amazon (print, Kindle or audio format). Each year, Tina offers life-changing weekends of camaraderie and healing at the Lemonade Power Retreat. Tina also offers one-on-one coaching services and a private, secure forum called, The Lemonade Club, for those enduring high-conflict custody battles.