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April Balascio tips off police that she thought her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a killer

The cover of this week’s People Magazine features the story of April Balascio, a woman who suspected that her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a killer.

Edwards had been in trouble with the law as a young adult. When he was released from prison, he claimed to be reformed. He wrote a book and became a motivational speaker, telling others how he had redeemed himself.

He also married. As a child, April remembers moving every year, often in the middle of the night. One time, when she was eight years old, Edwards took April and her mother to a field in a park, and suddenly the place was filled with police cars and ambulances. The bodies of a young man and woman were found — they had been shot in the neck.

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 9: HOLD ON
By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 9: HOLD ON

If you are like me, you have probably figured out pretty quick that it hurts to let go, but at times it hurts even more to hold on. This practice is not really an understanding of holding on to people or things that matter for us, but rather an interpretation of holding on to the precious sparkling diamond inside us.


 
Recovering from marriage to a sociopath:  What I found helpful
By January 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Recovering from marriage to a sociopath: What I found helpful

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 59:  What I Found Most Helpful 

Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor, lawyer, psychologist, or a licensed therapist. What follows are a few things I found helpful in my journey.

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 8: ACCEPT
By January 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 8: ACCEPT


 
My husband’s entire family knew what he was, but nobody talked about it

My husband’s entire family knew what he was, but nobody talked about it

By Eleanor Cowan

January 1973 – Quebec

At the college where I worked as a secretary, I smiled up at the chubby cherubs fixed along the ancient oak hallway, their alabaster gazes uplifted in hope. I knocked on the chaplain’s door. We’d arranged to meet during my lunch hour. Anxious to hear about the results of his appointment with my fiancé’s mother, I took the same wooden chair Edna sat in only hours before.

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Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 7: FORGIVE
By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 7: FORGIVE

I promise to love and forgive, in sickness and in health, till death do us part… so the line goes. Was this a sickness many of us ask ourselves, sometimes with deep emotional wounds of guilt and shame, curious if we have broken those sacred marriage vows?


Family says woman accused of killing her husband was abused

Family says woman accused of killing her husband was abused

Laciana Tinsley (Burlington County Prosecutor)

Laciana Tinsley, of Willingboro, New Jersey, sits in jail, awaiting trial for beating her husband to death with a fire extinguisher. Her family members say she endured abuse and fled to domestic violence shelters several times.

In a news story about the case, domestic violence advocates say that battered women leave their abusers and then return an average of seven times before they finally escape.

Even though Tinsley had never been in trouble, and her family, friends and church members vouched for her character, a judge denied bail.

Accused killer was abuse victim, family says, on Philly.com.

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Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 6: REFLECT
By January 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 6: REFLECT


How do I forgive myself for staying in a relationship with a sociopath?

How do I forgive myself for staying in a relationship with a sociopath?

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Lovefraud recently received the following email:

I suspected that my ex boyfriend was a sociopath, but your website confirmed it. I always thought that sociopaths were murderers like Ted Bundy or Casey Anthony, but I realize now that the vast majority lead “normal” lives (whatever that means).

I’m a divorced mom with a precious little daughter. My ex boyfriend was the first man I dated after a long and abusive marriage to an alcoholic. I was with my ex boyfriend a little over 2 years, although he exhibited signs of sociopathic (or what I considered narcissistic) behavior, including chronic infidelity, pathological lying, a grandiose sense of self, a total lack of empathy (particularly towards his five children whom he rarely saw), a lack of responsibility, impulsivity, etc. You get the picture.

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 5: BATHERMOSTAT
By January 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Self-Love and Healing Journey Day 5: BATHERMOSTAT

If you are like me, you probably don’t even question why the sun rises every morning and sets in the evening. It seems like we expect it to happen and we don’t even get curious to question it. It simply is a natural process that happens to be consistent every single day. How about a clock? Have you wondered why do those hands constantly circle to the right? I have never really wondered what they are chasing on and on, but they are consistent too. I know sometimes you and I wish we could stop the time, or go back in time to edit a part of our life, to cut a section of that film, trash it and put the parts back together. But it’s not how it works sadly. The time moves on, it never stops, so does the clock. It consistently has its hands circling to the right.


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