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Archive for December, 2017

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW to host free online support group Jan 7th at 5 pm ET

Mary Ann GlynnExperience the support of people who know!  Join our free online video  support group Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 5 pm EDT.  Go to  www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com and use the Contact Form at the bottom of the home page to state your interest in joining.  Do this every time even if you have joined us before!  Include your Skype user name so we can confirm it and you can be added to the contact list for the group call.  If you cannot open a Skype account, send your phone number.

Share your struggles, questions, get feedback and clarity from people who get it!  Hope to see you there!

From us to all of you — Merry Christmas!

 

We hope you have peaceful holidays and the changes you want in the New Year!

Donna, Santa, Terry and Bo

Lovefraud writers are taking time off from posting for the holidays.
We’ll be back in the New Year!

Posted in: Donna Andersen

Airport argument live on Twitter: Man wants woman to turn down a promotion because he’d be humiliated when she makes more money

David Castillo for FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

A woman waiting for her flight at an airport started to live-tweet the argument of a couple next to her. @mzbat wrote:

Couple beside me at the airport is arguing over money. He just told her if she loved him she’d turn down the promotion bc everyone would know she’d be making more money than him and he’d be humiliated. Holy sh*t is that really still a thing? wtf

This sounds like the typical argument of a disordered man trying to control his partner.

@mzbat then gives a play-by-play of the argument.The initial tweet has been retweeted 8,467 times — and counting!You’ll love the ending!

Posted in: Cases

Lovefraud reader writes: ‘I hate holidays with a narcissist’

Editor’s note: A young reader has contacted Lovefraud on several occasions. She has realized that her father is disordered, which set her up to meet several disordered boyfriends. I used one of her letters in a video — you can see it here: “How do I avoid dating a sociopath like my father?”

This reader writes:

I took your advice and stopped dealing with my father because he always has ill intentions.

I’m not sure if you recall the last time I spoke with him and saw him was over the summer of 2017. I will reiterate the story.

Once your life has been entwined with a sociopath, there may be no easy fix

EvHusband Liar Sociopathery 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, use the links at the bottom of the post.

I’ve also just released a new ebook titled Narcissists, SOCIOPATHS & Wolves: Lessons From Little Red Riding Hood. (Just click here to find it on Amazon.com Narcissists SOCIOPATHS & Wolves.)

Chapter 57A:  No Fairy Tale Ending–Yet 

My sociopathic husband and isolation in my marriage

During my fourteen years of marriage, even though I could see and hear, I was blind and deaf to the messages coming in all the time, information that slowly, over time, eroded my hope that marriage and children would solve the unresolved grief in my life.

One morning in July 1976, I was nursing Teddy while watching the Montreal Olympics on the TV our landlord had kindly loaned to us. In an instant, the pillows that supported my back against the attic wall felt like stone as I listened to a flash news report. Our newborn was asleep when I whispered to Stan, “A child has been sexually abused by her own grandfather in Guelph. What a horrible, unspeakable thing.”

Posted in: Eleanor Cowan

Actress Salma Hayek writes of being harassed and bullied by Harvey Weinstein

Salma Hayek in 2012

Salma Hayek, a Mexican actress, aspired to a place in Hollywood. She also dreamed of producing a movie about Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist who made her own way, even when everyone was skeptical of her work.

When Salma was working on her movie, Miramax, Harvey Weinstein’s company, was the studio producing all the top-quality movies. She fought to bring her movie to Weinstein, and when she succeeded, she felt like her dream had come true.

That was until Weinstein started sexually harassing and bullying her.

Salma tells her story in the New York Times:

Posted in: Media sociopaths

Love is always a leap of faith

Lovefraud received the following email:

Hi Donna,

I’m a huge fan of LoveFraud and can’t thank you enough for making it happen. I know from your story that you’ve found a wonderful man.  So have I, and we’ve been dating about a year. He’s an upbeat, nurturing person with a great sense of humor and good boundaries!

Still, I’m finding it difficult to let go and love him. I’m really surprised how long it’s taking me to let go of my fear. (I’ve been out of my marriage 4 years and did a lot of healing before I met new guy.)

Donna Andersen explains sociopaths and how they hook people in a new podcast

What is a sociopath? Why do people fall for them? How does the mental health profession diagnose them? And how can everyone protect themselves from these human predators? Donna Andersen answers all of these questions — and more — in her most recent interview.

Donna was a guest on MyNDTALK, hosted by Dr. Pamela Brewer. This hour-long interview is packed with information to help you understand sociopaths and how they affect their targets. Click the link below to listen or download the interview.

MyNDTALK – Love Fraud – Donna Andersen

A sociopath will use what you want and desire to inflict maximum pain

EvHusband Liar Sociopathery 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, use the links at the bottom of the post.

I’ve also just released a new ebook titled Narcissists, SOCIOPATHS & Wolves: Lessons From Little Red Riding Hood. (Just click here to find it on Amazon.com Narcissists SOCIOPATHS & Wolves.)

Chapter 56C:  It’s Not Over Until Paul Says It’s Over

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