At the age of 26, Tina Swithin was swept off her feet by a modern day Prince Charming. Married just one year later, Tina soon discovered that there was something seriously wrong with her fairytale. The marriage was filled with lies, deception, fraud and many tears. Tina was left in an utter state of confusion. This wasn’t the man that she married…or was it?
Tina first heard the term, Narcissistic Personality Disorder from her therapist in 2008 but quickly dismissed the notion that something could be wrong with her husband. It took several years for Tina to begin researching the disorder and suddenly, the past ten years of her life made complete sense. Tina soon discovered that there is only one thing more difficult than being married to a narcissist and that is divorcing a narcissist.
In her book, Tina will explain how a smart, independent woman can fall prey to a narcissistic man. Tina discusses the red flag reflections that she chose to ignore while dating and during the marriage. Over the past four years, Tina has acted as her own attorney in a divorce that can only be described as hell on Earth. Tina will share the strategies that helped her to navigate through this battle while maintaining her sanity and sense of humor. Tina’s goal is to help you feel less alone in your journey and to assure you that there is light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dark things are right now. You may be convinced that no one will understand the amount of conflict and contention in your divorce. Not only does Tina understand but she has been through it and survived. You have a choice to be a victim or a survivor and Tina hopes that you will choose to reclaim your voice and fight to protect your children.
The foreword to Divorcing a Narcissist is written by world renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H.
This is an important book with a compelling personal story by Tina Swithin. A must-read for anyone dealing with a narcissistic personality in a love relationship or in a divorce. As a family law attorney, I have observed this dynamic first-hand in divorce and custody cases. The narcissist spouse thrives on high conflict and will play out this dysfunction both inside and outside the legal system for years. These cases are pervasive, insidious and difficult for everyone the spouse, the children, the lawyers, the court staff, the judge, and even the mental health professionals who are brought in to help. Because of the nature of the personality disorder, the narcissist can appear perfectly normal and be hard to identify and diagnose. Tina Swithin is living testimony that it is possible to meet this dysfunction head-on and to take proactive legal and practical measures to protect the children and bring the truth to light. What I found most compelling about Tina s story is that she has not just survived these battles but has grown personally and spiritually from her struggle. Her book is as much about her emotional/mental health journey as it is about her legal saga. Through her writing, blog and public education campaign, Tina reaches out to individuals and professionals dealing with this disorder. Her story provides valuable information as well as inspiration and hope. –Alison L. Patton, Esq., Attorney and Mediator, Author of LemonadeDivorce.com, contributor to Huffington Post
It was an absolute honor for me to meet Tina Swithin. Every day, Tina is helping women get through a painful period of their life. Last night after my Broadway show, I was greeted at the stage door by a woman who gave me her divorce papers to autograph. I asked her if she was ok and a flood of tears quickly ensued. I understood. I suggested that she look up, One Mom s Battle and that she would find support and great advice to help her get through divorcing a narcissist. Thank you, Tina for creating a wonderful resource to share!!!! –Christie Brinkley, Actress and Supermodel
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Tina Swithin survived a Category Five Divorce Hurricane and has taken shelter in her new book titled, “Divorcing a Narcissist” and in her internationally recognized blog, “One Mom’s Battle.” Tina has become an advocate for change in the Family Court System and writes for the Huffington Post in her free time.
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Click the link to purchase Tina’s new book, “Divorcing a Narcissist- One Mom’s Battle.” You will find insight, red flag reflections and strategies on how to survive (and thrive!) while divorcing of co-parenting with a narcissist. Tired of panicking at the site of a new email from the narcissist in your inbox? Learn how to decode the emails and see them for what they are. You will learn to forgive yourself and you will begin to heal.