Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following letter from a man whom we’ll call “Scott.” Scott was involved with a woman who he now believes is a narcissist or sociopath. We’ll call her “Valerie.”
Valerie had a son and told Scott that he was the father, although he had his doubts. The two split up, but Scott supported the boy for 18 years and was active in his life. Then Scott found out that he was not the boy’s father, and Valerie is now doing everything she can to keep the boy away from Scott.
Tracee Douglas, 49, of Australia, was getting lonely as she cared for her elderly mother. So she went online looking for love. And she found a handsome soldier who wanted everything in life that she wanted including opening an orphanage in Vietnam.
They fell in love. He sent her an engagement ring. And then he asked for money.
Well, as Lovefraud readers know all too well, the guy was a complete and utter fake, and it did not go well for Tracee Douglas.
But she fought back. And now she continues to fight back, helping other people who have been caught in military romance scams.
Editor’s note: The following story was sent by a Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Carmella.” Read Part 1.
I had been asking questions to the family friend about why the guys were either quitting or getting fired within a few weeks. My guy kept blaming them; they started out great but in his eyes they turned out to be lazy.
The next day is when I spoke to family friends that had worked for him only to be fired or had quit. He was bullying them and had told them what they did together stayed between them, don’t tell me.
Editor’s note: The following story was sent by a Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Carmella.”
I met him on the job. He has an extensive background, a felon. He was a very hard worker, very charming, charismatic, exuded an excellent work ethic, polite, respectful, and impresses most with all of these qualities but mostly with work ethic. That is what impressed me, plus his intelligence.
I expressed that I hoped he got his life together once he was released because he was too intelligent and hardworking to have allowed himself to get into this trouble. Once I made that statement, it was on.
Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in “American Sniper.”
American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, is one very intense movie. It tells the story of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper with 160 officially confirmed kills, although in his memoir of the same title Kyle says he probably killed twice that number.
Regardless of what Lovefraud readers may think about war, guns, the military, Iraq, etc., I want to talk about one scene from the beginning of the movie.
Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Clint.”
You have heard the story hundreds of times. I was a naive do-gooder with a new friend that i just could not figure out. Last night, he explained himself to me in way I would not have believed possible.
A little background on me: I am an engineer/scientist in my education and way of thinking. I do not believe anything that cannot be proven in a controlled experiment or supported by scientific data. I do not believe in magic, ghosts, ESP, UFO’s, voodoo, witchcraft, good & evil, etc. etc. That is until last night. I realize now that i should not dismiss things not fully understood.
New research suggests that cells can be affected, and the aging process accelerated, by childhood adversity or psychiatric disorders at any age.
“Stress exposure and psychiatirc conditions are associated with inflammation and health conditions like diabetes and heart disease,” said the study’s author, Audrey Tyrka, M.D., Ph.D., as reported by MedicalExpress.com.
Editor’s note: The following story was submitted by a Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Sebastian.”
Dated a female sociopath over 3-4 years and have a child with her. The child is now over 2 years old.
She was held for 72-hour observation on average once every 3 months. Constant shoplifter, abused Rx medications, and would cheat on occasion.
The stealing and drug-use was accompanied by remarks, for example, “I stole cause you don’t give me enough money,” or “prescription medications are fine because doctors prescribe them,” and “I did it cause you didn’t pay enough attention to me.”