It’s no secret that divorce is naturally combative. Even in amicable divorces, there are usually at least a couple items of contention between the involved parties.
Unfortunately, many divorcing couples are terminating relationships that have turned toxic, which can make the entire divorce process a complete mess. Divorce is hard enough when both spouses are earnestly trying to come to an agreement that is fair to each party. When one side is doing everything they can to make matters difficult, it becomes an all-out battle.
Duane Ellison is a father and a survivor of a toxic divorce. He runs a website and YouTube channel dedicated to helping others survive a narcissistic divorce with children. He discusses why it’s important for dads to keep their cool regardless of the other party’s actions and why a toxic divorce can take quite a bit longer to recover from than a traditional breakup.