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By | November 28, 2018 1 Comments

How loss through suicide creates perfect targets for sociopaths

By Eleanor Cowan

The generous invitation to a “Survivors of Suicide Loss Retreat,” a day of comfort for those left behind, could so easily have been ignored by me. After all, it’s been 46 years since my depressed mother climbed over the railing of her high-rise balcony in Toronto.

I’ve done a great deal of recovery work since then. I researched the negative domino effect of Mum’s life: abused by her alcoholic father, unprotected by her co-dependent mother, denied the privilege of marrying the man she loved because he wasn’t Irish, followed by her hasty marriage to an unhappy religious man, who was a widower – and Irish.

“Why did you marry a man you didn’t love, Mom?” … Read more

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By | November 27, 2018 3 Comments

Signs of a sociopath: Man allegedly gets out of prison and immediately kills a woman

David Bohart (Tucson Police Department)

David James Bohart, 34, of Arizona, got out of prison on Monday, November 19, 2018. That same day, police in Tucson received a 911 call in which a man reported that he was just released from prison and had killed his girlfriend.

Bohart was arrested in a Tucson motel on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The victim, Marika L. Jones, 49, was found dead in a home. While searching the home, detectives found a Department of Corrections file box belonging to Bohart.

None of this looks good for Bohart.

This story gives multiple hints that Bohart may be a sociopath:

  • If he did, in fact, commit the murder, well, killing someone is a big
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By | November 26, 2018 12 Comments

The sociopath as your soul mate

A few years ago, I read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, which was the #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2007. Gilbert tells her story of supposedly having everything career, marriage, home yet feeling depressed and unhappy. She left it all, got a divorce, and then spent a year abroad to find herself. She ate her way through Italy, studied spiritual practice in India, and sought to balance pleasure and divinity in Indonesia.

While going through her divorce, Gilbert had a relationship with a man whom she calls “David.” This didn’t seem to be a sociopathic relationship, just normally dysfunctional. Although they broke up, Gilbert, from time to time, pined for David. Her … Read more

 
By | November 23, 2018 0 Comments

MaryAnn Glynn to host free conference call support group 12/2/18 at 5pm EST

  Experience the support of people who know!  Join our free support group Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5 pm EST.  Go 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!  We will reply to you with instructions to join the conference call.  It is anonymous and no personal information is displayed or shared.

Share your struggles, questions, get feedback and clarity from people who get it!  Hope to meet you there!… Read more

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By | November 23, 2018 0 Comments

Holiday deals: Save 20% on all Lovefraud webinars and 57% on printed books!

All 3 Lovefraud books

Save 57% when you buy all 3 Lovefraud printed books!

It’s the season to save money — which, after the sociopath, many Lovefraud readers need to do as you work on your recovery. So Lovefraud is doing our part to help you.

From now through the end of the year, Lovefraud offers you the following discounts:

Savings offer #1: 20% off of all webinars for survivors and therapists!

For survivors: If you’re trying to figure out what just crashed into your life, Lovefraud can help. Our webinars explain:

  • Why you fell for sociopaths
  • What the sociopaths wanted
  • How to escape a sociopath
  • How to recover yourself after the experience

If you’re trying to divorce a sociopath, we have … Read more

By | November 22, 2018 1 Comments

With gratitude on Thanksgiving

Photo by Jack Moreh

Happy Thanksgiving to all Lovefraud readers! On this special day, I am grateful for:

  • All of you Lovefraud readers, who so generously share your stories, support and advice to new survivors who visit our site.
  • All of Lovefraud’s talented webinar instructors, who share their expertise and wisdom to help you overcome your challenges.
  • Our talented webmaster, Dave Rodrigues, who solves our technical problems. (If you tried to visit yesterday and Lovefraud was down, it is because we were under attack by multiple IP addresses. We have no idea why.)
  • My wonderful husband, Terry Kelly, who offers wonderful support for me and all of Lovefraud. (He also made a killer Pumpkin Chiffon Mousse with Ginger
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By | November 21, 2018 4 Comments

My husband was leading a double life of prostitutes and strippers

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call Arlene18.

I have been married to him for 29+ years and we have three grown sons, who are all still in school. In Sept. 2016, I discovered he was leading a double life filled with prostitutes and stripper girlfriends. He admits to doing this for over 20 years, though it is probably longer than that.

He made the boys take out student loans, and said we didn’t have enough money to replace my decrepit old car — while spending insane amounts of money on his girlfriends in order to make them like him.

Through the discovery, I tried having him in therapy to see if … Read more

By | November 19, 2018 0 Comments

Why 14,347 donors gave more than $400,000 to a fake campaign to help a homeless vet

Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt in the photo from their GoFundMe campaign.

In this video from August, Megyn Kelly of Good Morning America interviews Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend, Michael D’Amico, about the more than $400,000 they raised for a homeless vet. Right there on national TV, they are lying.

In November 2017, according to McClure, she was driving on I-95 in Philadelphia when she ran out of gas in a bad neighborhood. She got out of her car, and was about to walk to get gas, when a homeless veteran who panhandled on the side of the road told her it wasn’t safe — she should stay in her car. Johnny Bobbitt walked to a gas station, … Read more

By | November 18, 2018 0 Comments

Signs of a sociopath: Ed Shin on trial for murdering his business partner

Ed Shin (Orange County Sheriff’s Dept)

A Lovefraud reader sent me a link about Edward Shin, 40, who is currently on trial in Orange County, California. He is charged with murdering his business partner, Chris Smith. News accounts of the case include clues that Shin may be a sociopath.

In June 2010, Smith was a 33-year-old entrepreneur and surfer with an oceanfront apartment, a serious girlfriend and a bright future. He and Shin were partners in a company called 800XChange, which focused on debt consolidation. They were making a lot of money.

Then, Smith’s family began receiving emails — he had always wanted to escape a mundane existence, and he had decided to cash in and go on … Read more

By | November 15, 2018 9 Comments

Is Chris Watts, who killed his pregnant wife and kids, a sociopath?

Shannan and Chris Watts, and their two daughters (Facebook)

When his wife and daughters were missing in August, Chris Watts pleaded for their safe return. Then the girls’ bodies were found in oil tanks where Chris Watts worked. and his wife, Shannan, was found buried in a shallow grave.

A day later, Chris Watts confessed to their murder.

Here’s a story that reviews the entire case. It includes many details that indicate sociopathic behavior. What do you think?

The untold truth of the Chris Watts case, on NickiSwift.com.

Link supplied by a Lovefraud reader.

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