The author of Counseling Victims of Violence identifies the types of men women should avoid, including physical abusers, men who want mothers, men who prey on lonely women, men to are emotional unavailable, and dangerously clingy men. Original.
Author: Claudia Moscovici
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Moscovici explains clearly what psychopaths are, why they act the way they do, how they attract us and whom they tend to target. This book will help victims find the strength to end their toxic relationships with psychopaths and move on, stronger and wiser, with the rest of their lives.
A significantly expanded edition of Psychopath Free—containing new chapters, updated content, and real survivor experiences. Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal…Even if it hurts you. All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable. In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others. They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns in a game of chess. Using false praise and flattery to get what they want, they can lure any unsuspecting target into a relationship. Once hooked, their charming promises spin into mind games and psychological torture. Victims are left devastated and confused, unable to recognize—or even put into words—the nightmare that just took place. Written from the heart, Psychopath Free is the first guide for survivors written by a survivor, offering hope for healing and thriving after psychopathic abuse. Say goodbye to the chaos, self-doubt, and victimization. You are free.
Author: Donna Andersen
Publisher: Anderly Pub
Love Fraud tells two parallel stories. The first is the outrageous true story of Donna Andersen's marriage to a sociopathic con artist, James Alwyn Montgomery, originally of Sydney, Australia. Montgomery took a quarter-million dollars from her, cheated with at least six women during a two-and-a-half-year relationship, had a child with one of them, and ten days after Andersen left him, married the mother of the child. It was the second time he committed bigamy. The second story is about Andersen's personal spiritual journey. Seeking to understand why her life was ravaged, Andersen developed an ability to channel spiritual guidance, and learned that her soul planned the entire debacle. The object of the exercise was for her to experience and then release the devastating betrayal, so that she could return to wholeness. For people unaware of these human predators, Love Fraud is a stern warning. For people who have tangled with sociopaths, this book explains why it happens.
"This book is designed as a quick-reference resource for counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, R.N.s and medical staff, victim advocates and legal personnel, and all those engaged in supporting or helping victims of violence."--BOOK JACKET.
Psychopaths in Our Lives
Author: Dianne Emerson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Psychopaths in Our Lives contains actual interviews with three "normal' psychopaths. We think of serial killers when we hear the word psychopath, but the vast majority are not in prison, but walking among us. Lacking a conscience, they leave a path of destruction and despair as they pass through. You will read in their own words how they approach relationships, how they manipulate their partners, and what they think about themselves and others. Which one is your psychopath? The lover who broke your heart? The friend who stole your husband? The neighbor who poisoned your dog? The arrogant boss that flaunts his power? Read their words; hear the narcissism and callous indifference. Be prepared before you allow a psychopath to destroy your life. Perhaps you already suspect something wrong in your relationship. What can you do? Knowledge is power, so learn to recognize the behaviors and the tricks that psychopaths use to manipulate their prey. Will you recognize the mind games? Learn about "gaslighting" and the "victim card." Learn not to trust what seems too good to be true. It probably isn't. Psychopaths are focused and intense, ready to pounce when the opportunity arises. They have magnetic personalities, drawing in their victims with their charm and intelligence. They are soulless and coldblooded, extracting pleasure from gaining control and inflicting pain. There is no doubt that there is at least one psychopath in your life. You may not even know it, as psychopaths are typically charming and persuasive. Your partner, your coworker, your boss, your neighbor - any one of them may be a psychopath. Psychopaths pursue their chosen victims with smooth talk and allure until they have total control. Then they play with them like a cat with a mouse, until they become bored and move on to the next target. Their victims feel abandoned and abused, but can't understand what happened or how anyone could be so cruel.
People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders are master manipulators; Caretakers fall for them every time. This book helps Caretakers break the cycle and puts them on a new path of personal freedom, discovery, and self-awareness, through the use of real stories and practical suggestions from a seasoned therapist.
Psychopaths and Love
Author: Adelyn Birch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Psychopaths aren't capable of love. Find out what happens when they target someone who is, in this insightful and practical book by a woman who was a victim. When we're imagining falling in love none of us thinks that we might fall for a psychopath. We don't even know it's a possibility. Most victims say they believed they had met their soul mate. But as the psychopath gains power and control, what seemed like heaven becomes an ever-worsening emotional hell. Don't let it happen to you. If it already has, don't let it happen again. This book -- which contains the best material from the author's popular blog PsychopathsandLove.com -- will help you gain a clearer understanding of these harmful pathological relationships. Learn what a psychopath is and how to possibly spot one if you're being pursued. Find out what makes you vulnerable. Learn how to tell if you're being manipulated. Finally, get ideas about healing afterward and for preventing it from happening again -- or for the first time. "I wish I could have read this half year ago. Thanks a million." Liu "I cannot tell you how much this has helped me today. I cannot get anything done because I can't stop reading! My whole life has been a mess because of these men. My eyes are finally opened - maybe a bit late, but still opened." SuckerNoMore "Thank you for making me feel sane again." Tom "I wish I had read this years ago; it would have saved me money, heartbreak and pain. I met a one eight years ago and I believed I was with the man of my dreams. It's been a nightmare. I often wondered how I got caught up in this crap but reading about it has open my eyes." Michelle "I truly believe this info saved my life! I thank God I found it and I thank God you are eloquent enough to cut right thru to all the things I have been experiencing with this monster but was never able to verbalize! it felt like you were speaking directly to me! Thank you again for all the incredibly insightful info." Duped "I have no words but thank you so very much!" Anthony "After countless sessions with a therapist this makes more simplistic sense of what I had been going through in marriage. Very insightful and I wish the readers acknowledged. Wellness." Eric "I just want you to know what a valuable service you've provided by creating this site. I stumbled upon it the other day while doing some research on psychopathy in an attempt to understand how the individual I was involved with could do all the things he did. It was such a relief to realize, after reading several of your posts, that this monster who had me believing he was one in a million is actually just one OF a million... psychopaths. He's no more than a common, predictable set of symptoms and patterns. He fits the mold perfectly. I understand better than ever now that none of this was my fault; that he targeted me; and that the mental anguish he put me through was something I could not have resisted if I tried... because I could never be someone who thinks the way he does. Your information helped me realize that fully and take that last step of discarding any last little attempt to "reconcile" the unthinkable." L.B. "Thank you for a brilliant and concise definition of a psychopath. This information is the best I have seen on this topic...I now know I am not crazy. Thank you.
Could you or someone you know be married to a sociopath? The author of this book was, but it took her twenty years to figure it out. She wrote this book to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to other people. Onna thought the classmate she married was her Prince Charming-kind, honest, loving, and intellectually vibrant-but she was wrong. That "spark" she felt wasn't true love, it was a trap-custom designed to ensnare her. Onna's repayment for investing twenty years into her marriage and unwittingly providing her husband with a façade of normalcy was ongoing gaslighting and chronic emotional assault, all twisted and framed so she would attribute them to her own apparent shortcomings. By the time she understood what was really happening, her emotional, physical and financial health were in peril. Why did her husband do it? Because that's what sociopaths do. Sociopaths are far more common than most people imagine. To help others recognize the subtle warning signs that they might be in the crosshairs of a well-camouflaged sociopath, Onna shares her story while detailing the techniques her ex-husband used to control her behavior and erode her self-esteem. She also explores the psychological research regarding why such methods are so effective, why it is hard to understand what is happening while you are in the situation, why the cumulative effect is so ruinous, and, more importantly, why you must escape if you suspect you are in a similar situation. This insightful, cautionary tale is a must read for men and women alike.
The Empathy Trap
Author: Jane McGregor, Tim McGregor
Sociopathy affects an estimated 1- 4% of the population, but not all sociopaths are cold-blooded murderers. They’re best described as people without a conscience, who prey on those with high levels of empathy, but themselves lack any concern for others’ feelings and show no remorse for their actions. Drawing on real life cases, The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities explores this taboo subject and looks at how people can protect themselves against these arch-manipulators. Topics include:• Defining sociopathy, and related conditions such as psychopathy, narcissism and personality disorder• How sociopaths operate and why they’re often difficult to spot• Identifying sociopathic behaviour• The sociopath’s relations with other people and why they often go unpunished• Coping with the aftermath of a destructive relationship• Re-establishing boundaries and control of your life• Practical advice for keeping sociopaths at bay• Resources and further help
THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE TRUE STORY OF THE YEAR While many if not most heartbreaking memoirs take us back to fantastically dismal childhood experiences, this is the story of H.G. Beverly's beautiful and miserable adult life. Through her story, you will come to fully understand how one big bad decision can change everything, grabbing on to every experience and decision that follows. For decades. You will also come to understand just how difficult it is to break free from a cycle of abuse that is inconsistently defined by law and largely ignored or even ridiculed in our systems of justice. Beverly's struggle to find and create protection will inspire and astound you. Here is a peek into the lonely and oppressive world of a single mother trying to rebuild her life in our society. The Other Side of Charm is an honest portrayal of what holds us together when everything we love falls apart.
Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”