Tabloids and news media outlets alike, are all abuzz and saying Kim Kardashian’s narcissism is the primary cause and demise of her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
According to psychotherapists and divorce coach Micki McWade, who is quoted in a recent article as saying, “Narcissists lack self-esteem and live in an internal world, one that they can attract another person or victim, in order to form a relationship around them because they can read other people and manipulate them.”
Narcissists want weddings, not marriage, according to McWade. Second only to addiction, narcissism is the ultimate relationship killer and a significant factor in many of the divorce cases she has witnessed. McWade compared the narcissist to a parasite, who drains her partner emotionally and financially.
Parents have an unfortunate tendency to create narcissists, by forcing their children to become what their parents want in order to receive love, according to McWade, who added that people should never become engaged before a year of dating.
Female narcissists are successful at attracting gullible partners like Kris Humphries, because they have little interest in a man’s attractiveness. The narcissist concerns herself more with his social status and his money. She can dump him quickly because she has zero empathy or feelings for him.
In Kim Kardashian’s case, the wedding was 100% about her. From the outrageous price of the wedding ring ($2 million) to the over-the-top wedding expenses, every detail was designed to bring attention to Kim and her reality show.
Even the filing of the divorce documents was planned to coincide with the launch of her handbag line in Australia yesterday. And now Kim’s mother is aiding in damage control because she’s hearing the backlash Kim is getting after filing for divorce; when she’s the mama, manager and pimp of their family’s multimillion dollar empire.