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By September 13, 2016 0 Comments

New research says 3% to 21% of executives have psychopathic traits

BusinessmanPsychopaths are as common in the upper echelons of the corporate world as they are in prison, according to forensic psychologist Nathan Brooks.

In research presented in Australia this week, Brooks and his colleagues found that 21 percent of 261 corporate professionals in the supply chain management industry had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits.

Brooks said job candidates should be assessed first on their character, and then on whether they have the needed skills and qualifications, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

One in five bosses is a psychopath, research reveals, on SMH.com.au.

How to tell if your co-worker is a psychopath, on NYPost.com.

By September 12, 2016 0 Comments

Video: Aren’t there any laws against social predators?

Here’s the next installment of our “Letters to Lovefraud” video series.

A Lovefraud reader lost $38,000 to a con artist who has a history of scamming women. He employs the same deception and manipulation tactics time after time, cycling through a new woman every four months. 

If you’ve had a similar experience, I explain why the con artist may or may not be prosecuted, what you can possibly do, and what you should think about before making a move.

By September 10, 2016 3 Comments

Interview: Lying to get someone in bed is sexual assault

Joyce Short

Joyce Short

Catch Joyce Short, author of Carnal Abuse by Deceit, and soon-to-be released, Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook, discussing why “lying to get laid” is a crime on CBC radio Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 am EDT.

Jim Brown, an award winning producer and the highly acclaimed host of The 180 — Canada’s national radio show to spark conversation on hot topics — jumped right in on the important question ”¦

“People often tell little white lies to impress a possible partner. At what point do those lies add up to fraud?“

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By September 10, 2016 2 Comments

Lies, manipulation, cheating, fraud, drugs, fake remorse, threats – this marriage to a sociopath had it all

LETTERS LOGO 2Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Noreen.”

My soon-to-be ex-husband of 14 years, whom I thought was loving, adoring and charming, is actually a very manipulative, deceitful and emotionally abusive sociopath.

Met at 17

He hooked me at 17 years old. I was fun, ambitious and a lot of boys pursued me. Best of all, I was naive. I see the good in everyone. And even though he did some bad stuff at the time ”¦ I attributed it to him just being a teenager.

By September 9, 2016 22 Comments

Senior Sociopath survey: Were you involved with a sociopath who was over the age of 50?

I Am Angry On You.There’s a rumor floating around in mental health circles that sociopaths “burn out” with age, that they engage in less antisocial behavior as they get older.

Is this true?

Lovefraud wants to find out. So we’ve developed a survey to gather data from you.

Were you involved with a sociopath while he or she was over age 50? The individual could have been any of the following:

  • Your spouse or ex-spouse
  • Your romantic partner
  • Your parent
  • Angry Frowning Man with Arms FoldedYour stepparent
  • Your child
  • Your stepchild
  • Your sibling
  • Another family member
  • A work colleague
  • A business associate
By September 8, 2016 8 Comments

It’s Not Complicated–He’s a Sociopath


Husband Liar SociopathEvery week, a chapter of my book, “Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned” (available via Amazon.com, just click on the title or book cover) will be published here on Lovefraud. To read prior chapters, please see the links at the bottom of the post.

Chapter 22: The Show Must Go On

“Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.”

— Samuel Johnson


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Help for building your support team so you can end a toxic relationship


Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW

Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW

By Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW

Starting September 24, 2016, I will be hosting a five-week Roller Coaster Relationship Recovery Seminar & Support Group by teleconference for people in the US and EU. I especially invite readers of Lovefraud.com to join me in this powerful, supportive environment dedicated to cultivating the skills and strategies you need to create your best, happiest, sanest life possible after a difficult relationship with a toxic partner.

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments

Helping children overcome genetic risk for externalizing disorders


Liane_SSSP_crop copyBy Liane J. Leedom, M.D.

Imagine loving someone, having children with that person, and then realizing that you’ve gotten yourself involved in an abusive relationship.

Imagine suspecting that your partner, the mother or father of your children, has a personality disorder and then hearing that personality disorders are highly genetic.

If you’re a therapist, imagine this person is your client. What do you do?

I believe we can and should intervene in the lives of children who are at risk of developing externalizing disorders, such as ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and substance use disorders. If we do, we may be able to prevent these children from developing personality disorders as adults.

By September 5, 2016 2 Comments

How do I avoid dating a sociopath like my father?

A 24-year-old woman asks for advice. Her father is a sociopath, and so was her boyfriend. She doesn’t know what a healthy relationship looks like so how can she learn to avoid dating another sociopath?

I explain that the young woman not only had poor role models, she’s suffering from a betrayal bond. The best thing she can do is work on her personal recovery. Then, I tell her how to protect herself from sociopaths.

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By September 5, 2016 0 Comments

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers FREE online chat support group Sunday Sept. 11

Mary Ann GlynnExperience the support of people who know! Join our free online live chat support group next Sunday night, Sept. 11, 8 pm EDT at www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com.  Share your struggles and get feedback, support, and hope from others who get it.  The group is professionally run.  

The last group started 15 minutes late due to a technical glitch. If you tried to get on, our sincere apologies. It shouldn’t happen again. Please join us on Sunday.

Here’s how to join:

At 8 pm come to the site and scroll down the home page to the Services section. Click on the highlighted “live chat support group,” and you will be brought to the chat room as a Guest#.

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