CNN published an interesting article today blaming Kim Kardashian’s narcissism as the primary cause of the demise of her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.

According to psychotherapist and divorce coach Micki McWade, who is quoted in the CNN article, “Narcissists lack self-esteem and live in an internal world, one that they can attract another person to and form a relationship around 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.

People are attracted to physical characteristics, which is confused for love. We incorrectly believe that love is a feeling or an emotion. It is not. Love is an action or behavior.

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.

In a letter to her fans published on her blog last night, Kim unashamedly portrayed herself as the courageous victim:

“I’m being honest here and I hope you respect my courage because this isn’t easy to go through,” she wrote.

Kim, who never mentioned Kris’s name even once in the 400-word letter, referred to herself (“I”, “I’m,” “me”) over 45 times.

Narcissists such as Kim Kardashian are human predators. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing who prey on the human desire for love. The man who is trapped in a relationship with a narcissist does all the giving — while the narcissist does all the taking.

After giving her the world, a frustrated man asks his narcissistic wife, “What have you done for me lately?” To which she replies, “You should be happy I’m with you.”

Thanks loyal reader Renee E. for the tip!