Don’t stay with a psychopath

Resisting Family/External Pressure to Stay with the Psychopath If you have a psychopathic husband, you’re likely to face not only internal pressure to stay in the relationship, but also external [...]

Why it’s hard to get rid of a psychopath

Relationship Boomerang: Why it’s Hard to Get Rid of a Psychopath Even if you manage to break up with a psychopath, you may still not be completely free of him. Relationships with a psychopath are [...]

Fighting a smear campaign

  Fighting the Psychopath’s Smear Campaign I have shown earlier how the psychopath, as a human predator, attempts to isolate you from your sources of validation and support so that you become [...]

Mourning a toxic relationship

 The Two Phases of Mourning: The Rational and the Emotional Since I began working on this book, I’ve followed with great interest the testimonials of women who have been intimately involved with [...]

Psychopaths in Therapy

By now it should be quite obvious that a psychopathic partner will agree to go to therapy with you only if he believes that there’s something in it for him, not because he actually cares about [...]

The Science of Psychopathy

Since the early 1940’s, when Hervey Cleckley conducted his study of psychopathy, psychologists have tried to understand the physiological basis for this dangerous personality disorder. During the [...]

Escaping the Psychopath

On her website lovefraud.com, Donna Andersen has several entries on how to leave a psychopath, step by step. She states that it’s important to build up your social network of family and friends [...]

Fascination with Evil

Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe Fascination with Evil: Addiction to a Psychopath One of the main reasons why some women knowingly choose to stay with dangerous men that I haven’t yet discussed in [...]

When you love your abuser

Stockholm Syndrome So far I’ve used the word “victim” to describe the women who suffer at the hands of psychopaths. Yet I don’t really like this word for several reasons. It tends to imply a [...]

Emotional Abuse

We usually recognize physical abuse because it often leaves external marks: bruises, broken bones, wounds, gashes or disfiguration. Because such abuse tends to be objectively identifiable, we’re [...]