Divorcing A Narcissist

One Mom’s Battle

Cover of the book "Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom's Battle" by Tina Swithin, featuring two girls from behind holding hands. The cover indicates it is a revised 2022 edition with a foreword by Kristine Danback, Ph.D.

"Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom's Battle" by Tina Swithin is a poignant and deeply personal account of the author's tumultuous journey through divorce and custody battles with a narcissistic partner. This memoir is a narrative of personal resilience and a guide for others in similar situations.



  1. Resilience and Empowerment: Swithin’s story is one of incredible strength and determination. Despite the emotional and legal challenges she faces, her resolve to protect herself and her children shines through. The book is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-advocacy.
  2. Narcissistic Abuse: The author provides a detailed and harrowing look into life with a narcissist, exposing the manipulation, deceit, and emotional abuse that often characterize such relationships. This theme is crucial, as it raises awareness about the subtle and overt forms of abuse that can be present in relationships with narcissists.
  3. Legal and Custody Battles: Swithin delves into the intricacies of the legal system and the difficulties faced when dealing with custody issues involving a narcissistic ex-partner. Her experiences shed light on the complexities and frustrations that many face in the courtroom.

Writing Style:

Swithin writes with raw honesty and vulnerability, making her narrative both compelling and relatable. Her writing is straightforward and clear, which helps in conveying the gravity of her experiences without becoming overly dramatic. The tone is both informative and empathetic, providing support and validation to readers who may be going through similar ordeals.

Overall Assessment:

"Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom's Battle" is an essential read for anyone dealing with a narcissistic partner, particularly those navigating the treacherous waters of divorce and custody disputes. Swithin’s courage in sharing her story is commendable, and her insights are invaluable for those in similar circumstances. The book serves not only as a memoir but also as a practical guide, offering strategies and advice for coping and surviving the ordeal of divorcing a narcissist.

Similar Books:

  1. "The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age" by Joseph Burgo
  2. "Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder" by Bill Eddy and Randi Kreger
  3. "Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People" by Jackson MacKenzie

Overall, Tina Swithin's book is a beacon of hope and a resource of strength for those in their own battles with narcissistic partners. It’s a heartfelt and empowering read that underscores the importance of self-care and resilience.