How to recognize and recover from sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists and other exploiters

How to recognize and recover from sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists and other exploiters

Is your partner a hidden sociopath or narcissist? Get your exclusive Lovefraud checklist!

Lovefraud Blog and Forum

Lovefraud Blog and Lovefraud Forum

Connect with others, share your story and ask for advice

If you’ve been targeted by a sociopath, join Lovefraud’s healing community. You can post comments on blog, start a new conversation in the forum, or write an article for Lovefraud. More info, including blog categories

Webinars to help you understand and escape sociopaths 

Here’s the education you need about sociopaths — people with exploitative personality disorders. Online courses explain:

  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychopathy

Survivors: Learn how you fell for a sociopath or narcissist and what to do now.
Therapists: Learn how to help victims of abusive relationships, and earn continuing education credits.
Everyone: Learn how to protect yourself from sociopaths, exploiters and manipulators.

Behind their charming masks, you’ll find exploiters and manipulators. Here’s what you need to know:

  • What’s a sociopath?
  • Female sociopaths
  • Lovefraud Risk Calculator
  • Quiz: Are you a target?
  • True Lovefraud Stories

If you’ve encountered an exploiter, here’s how to move forward

Leaving a sociopath

How to leave a sociopath
First — ensure the physical safety of you, your kids and pets

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Recovery advice in the Lovefraud Blog
Posts on physical, emotional and spiritual healing

Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide

Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide
Therapists, lawyers and other professionals who “get it”

Donna Andersen, author of

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Donna Andersen, an expert on sociopaths in relationships. She is author of multiple books and is program administrator for Lovefraud Continuing Education, which offers webinars to help professionals and the public identify, escape and recover from sociopaths and other manipulators. She has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Donna has been interviewed for multiple television, radio, print and Internet media outlets. She graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism.

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