Christie Brinkley fights her Narcissist Ex
Christie Brinkley is shedding light on a problem we all know too much about – the destructive nature of the narcissist. Here spotlight moments on the Today Show with Matt Lauer are poignent in that he pushes her to the point where she is so upset, and this only adds to the problem with those deeply wounded by the emotional abuse of being with someone with as she calls it “Malignant Narcissism”. Read on ~
“I have turned the other cheek,” she said, adding that her former spouse of 12 years has repeatedly taken to the airwaves to air their dirty laundry. “There’s not one quote from me, anywhere. This is the first time I’ve ever been on a show (to talk about the split).”She revealed that Cook pays $600 per month for each of their children, though he has been quoted as saying he pays “double” what’s required by courts. “It’s a very minimal amount of money,” she said. “And it wasn’t (about) the money. I have hesitated to do anything with the court because he actually likes the publicity and he likes going to court.”While Cook has called Brinkley a “narcissistic egomaniac,” Brinkley seems to feel much the same way about him: “I have never taken part in name calling. The only thing I’ve ever said … at the end of that (second) trial I said as a public service, ‘Google “divorcing a narcissist.”‘ … I’m not alone. I’ve gotten hundreds of letters from women that are going through this. It’s not easy.”Lauer was concerned about the impact all of this back-and-forth between the parents was having on their teenaged children; Brinkley returned that there should be “legislation that protects families from a spouse who has been diagnosed by the court-appointed forensic psychiatrist as a bona fide malignant or extreme narcissist…. This is something the courts need to come to grips with.”But as time wound down, and there was little chat of “Chicago,” Brinkley lost her own grip. While telling Lauer she has not been in touch with Cook for two years, though “he continues to contact me,” she said she asked a judge to “please make this stop, protect my right to peace. I just want peace for my family.”
Read the rest of her story here - Divorce discussion brings Christie Brinkley to tears: “I Just Want Peace”
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Headway is being made, and the legal system is addressing all too slowly the damages done by the narcissistic idiots we try desperately to escape. I for one am still doing battle with the narc who to this day haunts my life, but his time is short and soon, he is going to understand how being on the wrong side of the legal system has a cost all it’s own. I for one cannot wait for the moment I write and tell you all about it! It will be glorious….. until then.