Archive for February, 2015

CNN reporter calls ISIS a ‘sociopathic death cult’

Yesterday WNYC public radio host Brian Lehrer Show interviewed CNN’s international correspondent Christiane Amanpour. They talked about the phenomenon of people from Europe and North America traveling to the Middle East to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as jihadis.

Amanpour described “Jihadi John,” the British man who beheaded several Western journalists, recently identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, as a “psychopath.”

She also called the ISIS movement a “sociopathic death cult.”

Listen to the interview.

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He made it his mission to prove I’m worthless

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Octavia.”

I believe now that I was married to a sociopath. I was married 16 years and lived with him for 4 years. I became pregnant, had the baby and didn’t marry until the baby was 9 months old. I had a sick feeling but went ahead with the marriage.

The “put-downs” were subtle in the beginning. I was made to feel like I was a “lesser” person ”¦ the mocking, contempt, control were always there. When I challenged him, he immediately denied his actions ”¦ he was only kidding.

I never had any decision making authority ”¦ it was always “pretend” equality/partnership. It took … Read more

How to prepare for your child custody court battle against a sociopath

Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following advice from a reader.

By R. Brooks

If you are like myself and have dealt (or are dealing) with a sociopath in court, you are fully aware of how difficult and exhausting it can be. These dealings are increasingly horrible when you are dealing with said person in a child custody hearing. I am here to tell you ”¦ YOU CAN BEAT THEM.

However, to win takes commitment, consistency and most of all, patience. There is no such thing as instant gratification when you are dealing with this kind of individual, so if that is what you are expecting, it will never happen.

I like the old saying, “Give them enough rope … Read more

I tried for years to protect our children from their father, and the legal system did little to help

Spath TalesEditor’s Note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Rhoda.”

My ex is an attorney and used his position to financially ruin me by targeting our children.

I spent over $250,000 on legal fees, while he was legally allowed to represent himself, and even question me on the witness stand as both my ex and his own attorney. The legal system allowed him to continue to drag me to court for 7 years.

I was awarded sole custody twice and he waited for the judge to retire, filed again, and this time was awarded joint custody and I had not done anything different or wrong.

Our children have suffered the most. Our now 21-year-old … Read more

Arizona denies responsibility for teacher raped in prison

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Inmate Jacob Harvey is accused of assaulting a prison teacher. (Arizona Department of Corrections)

After she administered a test to  inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman in January 2014, a civilian teacher says was brutally raped by an inmate. She filed a lawsuit claiming that that prison officials did not sufficiently protect her.

Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Weisbard tried to get the lawsuit dismissed. According to an outraged columnist for the Arizona Republic, Laurie Roberts, his rationale was that the teacher should have known better.

AG’s Office: Raped teacher should have known better, on

A judge decided to let the lawsuit move forward.

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EFT tapping can cure the emotional pain of your involvement with the sociopath

Today begins the 7th Annual Tapping World Summit. It’s a free online event, and if you are still suffering, in any way, from your encounter with the sociopath, I strongly recommend that you check it out.

Tapping, also called Emotional Freedom Technique, is a form of energy psychology. I believe this is the new frontier of psychology, although it is rooted in 5,000 years of Chinese acupressure practice.

The therapy looks funny using your fingers, you tap precise points on your head, hands and torso while verbally making a statement about a stressful situation or … Read more

9 tips to avoid online dating scams

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Boomers and seniors need to be cautious about online dating.

Lovefraud contributor Ann Stevenson recently sent a link to the following story on Huffington Post:

9 Tips to keep you safe from the scammers on online dating sites

I can say that this article is absolutely on the money.

If you’re recovering from an involvement with a sociopath, it is best to work on your emotional healing before you even think about dating again.

But I hope that, sooner or later, everyone is strong enough to try again. Although many people on dating websites are liars and cheaters, there are normal people there as well who are honestly looking to make a connection. If you do decide to … Read more

Murderous Mexican hit man due to be paroled

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Rene “Boxer” Enriquez

Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, once a key figure in the Mexican Mafia, is serving life sentences for two two murders.

But since landing in jail, he’s become a rock star snitch. From behind bars, he’s co-written three books. Authorities even let him out of jail to give presentations to law enforcement organizations.

Now, this very dangerous man is due to be paroled.

Mexican Mafia hitman turned super snitch to be paroled in California, on

How a Mexican mafia killer became a law enforcement darling, on

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LETTER TO LOVEFRAUD: Why, after 20 years, did I let my abusive ex back into my life?

Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following email from a reader whom we’ll call “Camille.”

When I was 16, I began a relationship with a guy that was 20. I met him through a mutual friend. We began a relationship that was volatile and tumultuous.

I was a senior in high school. I would get out of school midday on a work program, but instead of going to work, I would go to his house. He would force me to have sex with him, steal from me, and physically abuse me. He would call me and apologize and I do not know why, but I would always go back.

One day he called me and told me that he … Read more

LETTER TO LOVEFRAUD: Successful No Contact against the sociopath

Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following email from a reader whom we’ll call “Claudette.”

My problem is the same as many other whose lives have been sucked into that of a sociopath.

I met mine about this time last year. My long-term relationship has broken down and I was feeling unhappy, lonely and vulnerable. He seemed like everything I could ever have wanted charming, funny, affectionate then loving and very sexy. He would send me loads of texts telling me how much he wanted me and then how much he loved me and that we were perfect together and amazing in bed and out.

I left my home and got a flat so that I could be with … Read more

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