Divorcing a Narcissist- One Mom’s Battle


Divorcing a Narcissist- One Mom’s Battle  (San Luis Obispo, California)-  Due to several high-profile divorce cases such as Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley, Narcissistic Personality Disorder has continued to garner increased media attention over the past year. While many experts have weighed in on the topic of narcissism, we have yet to hear from a survivor – until now. In her new book, “Divorcing a Narcissist- One Mom’s Battle,” Tina Swithin gives readers an insider’s perspective and comprehensive understanding of what it’s like to date a narcissist, marry a narcissist and ultimately, the intense struggle to divorce a narcissist. This is an inspirational, first-hand account of a mother who has been fighting a legal battle to protect her two young daughters since 2009. Tina Swithin is a “warrior mom” who has gained international attention and celebrity endorsements by documenting her mission through her prolific and engaging blog, “One Mom’s Battle.” This is a true story of a woman who has taken lemons and made a huge batch of lemonade to share with everyone around her.


Book Excerpt from Author, Tina Swithin:

 “I was swept off my feet in May of 2000 by a modern day Prince Charming. We married shortly after and I soon discovered that there was something seriously wrong with my fairytale. My marriage was filled with lies, deception, fraud and lots of tears. I was left in an utter state of confusion wondering who this man was. This wasn’t the man that I married…or was it? I first heard the term, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” from a therapist in 2008 but I quickly dismissed the implication that there might be something wrong with my husband. It took several years for me to begin researching the disorder and suddenly, the past ten years of my life made complete sense. There is only one thing more difficult than being married to a narcissist and that is divorcing a narcissist.”

Foreword written by Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H.

 Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., ‘America’s Psychiatrist’, is an award-winning author and TV/radio personality who has garnered three Emmys. Dr. Carole’s books include the classic Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them, and her latest, Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets. Based in Beverly Hills, she travels worldwide as a forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, testifying hundreds of times, including in high-profile and high-conflict divorce and custody cases.


Back Cover Endorsements:


  • 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


  • I have been a dedicated follower of Tina’s blog and writings since early 2012. She shares her story and educates her readers with thoughtfulness, care, and intelligence. Tina’s motivations are clearly the love of her precious children and the desire to help others navigate the challenging labyrinth of divorcing a narcissist. Her dedication inspires me to fight right along side of her and to encourage others to keep fighting, too. Her message is one of inspiration and hope that one day the justice system, mental health professionals, social workers, and other counselor-types will “get it” and redefine what “in the best interest of the children” should have meant all along.  -Paula Carrasquillo, Yogi, Advocate, Contributing Writer to the Washington Times and Author of “Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath”  


  • 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


Recent Press:

Tina’s journey has been featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Times, Examiner.com, Yahoo and About.com.

Media Contact:

Tina Swithin, Author

Phone: (805) 365-5028

Email: Tina@OneMomsBattle.com

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