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By August 17, 2017 5 Comments

Divorcing a Sociopath? Get ready for your children to be used as pawns to hurt, drain, and distract you

Husband Liar Sociopath

Every 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 51A: The Earthquake Strikes 

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By August 16, 2017 3 Comments

My 3 sociopathic relationships — I am a therapist, and they fooled me

Spath TalesThree of my most serious relationships have been with sociopaths: my second marriage, an engagement, and most recently, with a man I was in a serious relationship with, lived with, and became pregnant by.

My second marriage was with a man I met at work, who had been sober for 5 years in AA when I met him. He suffered from (diagnosed) borderline personality disorder, but I believe was also a full-fledged sociopath.

He was a convicted abuser and had done jail time and anger management for that. He confessed to me that he was a prostitute for many years (with men), a porn performer, and a jewel thief. But because he was in AA and I believed honest, I thought he had changed.

By August 15, 2017 0 Comments

OMG! Nigerian authorities arrest 100 undergraduates for Internet fraud and love scams

Photo from 360nobs.com.

They’re called the “Yahoo Boys.” They’re Nigerian university students who go to class during the day and commit Internet fraud by night and on weekends. Some of them have become filthy rich.

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently arrested more than 100 undergraduates for financial fraud including online love fraud — popularly known as “Yahoo Yahoo.” Over the last nine months, the authorities recovered more than US$765,000 — 26 percent more than they recovered in all of last year.

Internet fraud is big business in Nigeria. Fraudsters specialize in different types of crimes, such as online dating, phishing, or ATM fraud.

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments

How to clear the emotional pain of your experience with a sociopath

I am so excited. Now, Lovefraud offers you a way to relieve all the painful emotions that result from tangling with a sociopath — betrayal, despair, anger, guilt, shame, grief, disappointment, depression, even PTSD.

Yes, I said even PTSD. In fact, this technique is being used to help combat veterans suffering from PTSD. It can help you.

For years, I have been recommending that Lovefraud readers check out EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Now, Lovefraud offers you a webinar on tapping that is specifically designed to teach you how to recover from a sociopath.

By August 13, 2017 1 Comments

Donna Andersen talks about relationship abuse in the Press of Atlantic City

All year long, the Press of Atlantic City, my local newspaper, has been running a series of stories about domestic violence. A couple of months ago, I wrote to the reporters — not everyone who is abused suffers physical harm.

In fact, Lovefraud’s research shows that people who sought therapy because of an abusive relationships reported the following types of abuse:

  • Emotional – 98.1%
  • Psychological – 95.7%
  • Financial – 70.1%
  • Sexual – 49.3%
  • Physical – 40.9%
  • Other – 18.4%

I was interviewed for the most recent article in the series, which appeared today. You can read it here:

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, to host free online support group August 20, 2017 at 5 pm EST

Mary Ann Glynn

Join our free online video/voice chat (your choice) Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5 pm EDT (to accommodate European time) at www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com. To join, let us know ahead of time (using the Contact Form at the bottom of the Home page) and we will send you a link. 

Experience the support of people who know!  Share your struggles and get feedback, support, and hope from others who get it.  Hope to see you there!

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By August 11, 2017 2 Comments

Patrick Giblin does time for scamming 132 women, gets out of jail and does it again

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick M. Giblin

Meet the original large-scale dating scammer, Patrick Giblin, 53, formerly of Ventnor, New Jersey, but most recently residing in a Philadelphia prison. Lovefraud first wrote about him in 2007, when he was sentenced for scamming women that he met on telephone dating services.

Patrick Giblin trolls phone dating lines, taking money from 132 women, on Lovefraud.com.

Giblin was paroled in 2013 and went right back to scamming women. Now he’ll spend another five years in prison.

By August 10, 2017 0 Comments

Frightening: Canadian man kills his mother and two brothers to keep them from exposing him to his fiancee

Brett Ryan (Toronto Police Service)

Brett Ryan, 36, pleaded guilty in Toronto last month to killing his mother and two brothers using a crossbow and crossbow bolts (similar to arrows). He was sentenced to life in prison.

Ryan had told his fiancee, Kristen Baxter, that he was a university graduate and working at a computer job. In reality, he never graduated and lost his job when his employer discovered that he was a convicted bank robber.

Last year, Ryan’s mother, Susan, learned he was lying to his fiancee. Susan gave her son an ultimatum — tell his fiancee the truth, or she would.

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By August 9, 2017 2 Comments

Quelling is not coping — how my siblings and I dealt with our sociopathic mother

By Eleanor Cowan

In our family of ten children, our main objective was not to recognize the gross abnormalities of how we were treated, but to quell them. When a storm erupted, we’d leap into action. Unpredictable rages meant that we, Mother’s children, speedily grouped to control the situation and do as needed to quiet her distress and end the drama.

Lightning-fast signals fired between us: “Storm clouds overhead,” I’d say, or “Hurricane Warning!”

If Mother was revving up for a full-scale crackdown, “Earthquake! Earthquake!” would be whispered as we gathered our younger siblings to dash outside or hide in the basement.

By August 8, 2017 0 Comments

Arizona woman sentenced to death for murdering her 10-year-old cousin; just one of a family of child abusers

Samantha Allen )Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Samantha Allen, 29, was sentenced to death on Monday for killing her cousin. Ame Deal, 10, was locked in a plastic storage box because she stole a popsicle — and that’s where she died.

John Michael Allen, Samantha’s husband, will also stand trial for the murder.

But being locked in the box was just the final incident of abuse endured by Ame Deal. According to AZCentral.com:

Ame was forced to eat dog feces, crush aluminum cans barefoot, consume hot sauce and get in the storage box on other occasions. She also was kicked in the face, beaten with a wooden paddle and forcibly dunked after being thrown in a cold swimming pool, investigators said.

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