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By November 14, 2016 0 Comments

Mind control: A real and dangerous problem

A woman is trapped in a situation that is just like a cult, although the cult has a leader, the woman’s husband, and only one follower her.

It’s frightening. The husband totally abuses his wife, made her sign a suicide note, and attempted to poison her.

The story sounds totally unbelievable, but cases like this do happen.

If you know someone in this situation, the best thing you can do is maintain communication with the person. You don’t necessarily want to denounce the cult leader, because that could backfire.

By November 12, 2016 0 Comments

British con man, 26, scams £250,000, flees to South America and blows the money on a ‘champagne lifestyle’

Con artist Marcus Elliott, 26 (Derby Telegraph SWNS)

Con artist Marcus Elliott, 26 (Derby Telegraph SWNS)

This is perhaps the most brazen con artist story I’ve seen in awhile. Marcus Elliot, 26, of Lincolnshire, England, leased shipping containers, promising to pay the monthly rental, and then sold them on eBay.

He scammed a total of £250,000, fled to South America with a hooker, and blew the money on expensive cigars, a Playboy membership, and a speedboat which he crashed.

He was convicted and sentenced to almost four years in prison.

It’s like a bad movie script except that the people he scammed got hurt.

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments

Therapists: Earn 8 Lovefraud CE credits by Jan. 1, 2017, and save!

Therapist and patientIf you’re a psychologist or social worker, and you need to earn continuing education credits by the end of the year, Lovefraud CE offers you a bundle of great online webinars at a special price!

Helping Clients in Abusive Relationships
3 courses • 8 credits • $186

Self study webinars are available immediately, or choose the live online replays, scheduled for the following dates:

  1. The Five Step Exit: Tools you need to help clients leave a psychopath, narcissist or other toxic partner
    Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW
    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7-9 pm ET (Live Online Replay)
By November 10, 2016 1 Comments

Sociopaths Can Turn On You In A Heartbeat

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 31: Not Your Everyday Walk In The Park

By November 9, 2016 3 Comments

I had to wake up to reality – psychopaths are real

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

My Mom and sister are mean and they don’t feel guilt. They made the pain seem normal.

I finally hit bottom and had to wake up to a reality I never dreamed was true, “psychopaths are real.”

I was in a relationship for 4 years of torture. I thought he was my dream man. I thought we where going to marry. When we met, he was 35 and lived with his mom and dad. They said he was a loving son, good boy never in trouble. I never saw him drink, drugs, smoke.

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments

Student fights for a year to bring the man who raped her to justice

Daniel Drill-Mellum

Daniel Drill-Mellum pleaded guilty to rape.

Right off the bat, something about Daniel Drill-Mellum didn’t feel right.

Two years ago, when Abby Honold was a 19-year-old student at the University of Minesota, she met Drill-Mellum, 22, at a party. He asked her to help him get more alcohol at his apartment across the street, and she didn’t feel safe. But she went anyway.

The man raped her. Then, two of his fraternity brothers tricked her into saying the sex was consensual while they recorded the call.

Her claims weren’t taken seriously until the case was reopened by a University of Minnesota police officer. Eventually, more victims of the same man came forward, and Drill-Mellum pleaded guilty.

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers free online support chat room Nov. 13th

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers FREE online chat support group.  Mary Ann GlynnExperience the support of people who know!  Join our free online live chat support group next Sunday night, Nov. 13th, 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.  

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 green highlighted “live chat support group,” and you will be brought to the chat room as a Guest#.  Hope to see you there!

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By November 7, 2016 4 Comments

“Woman chained like a dog” case: How can we protect ourselves from people who are pure evil?

Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC. (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC. (Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, 45, of Moore, South Carolina was denied bail yesterday after being charged with kidnapping and murder.

Last week, news broke that a woman had been found alive in a metal storage container on a rural property in Woodruff, South Carolina. According to the Spartanburg sheriff, she’d been in the container for two months, chained by her neck “like a dog.”

By November 5, 2016 3 Comments

He asked me for money – then another woman messaged me and said he was using her for money

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

I started to talk to a male friend I was connected to on Facebook after I had a tough break up. He said he reached out to me because he had just gone through similar and thought he could help.

After a few weeks we started to flirt with each other. I did at first, then he went full blown. Within a week of this talk, he admitted he loved me. I did think it was soon but I felt the same.

By November 4, 2016 0 Comments

How to survive divorcing a narcissistic or borderline partner

Here’s the first thing you need to know about divorcing a narcissistic or borderline partner: It will not be a “normal” divorce.

Yes, divorce is always painful. But if you think your divorce will be like those of your friends or relatives messy, but in the end, fairly reasonable — well, you are at risk of being blindsided.

If your partner is narcissistic or borderline, you’re in for a “high conflict” divorce. You need to be prepared.

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