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5 tips for dealing with a sociopath
By September 10, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

5 tips for dealing with a sociopath

Lovefraud’s standard advice for interacting with a sociopath is not to interact at all, to implement a strict policy of No Contact. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible.

Perhaps you share children with a sociopathic ex-partner. Or perhaps you have a disordered boss or co-worker, and aren’t yet able to find new employment. Or perhaps some member of your family is disordered. If you have no choice but to interact with a problem person, here are some tips that may help you.

  1. Do not react emotionally.

Sociopaths will often do or say unpleasant things just to provoke a reaction out of you. Do not take the bait.

Attracting better partners by releasing unhealthy beliefs
By September 8, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Attracting better partners by releasing unhealthy beliefs

Lovefraud received the following letter from a reader whom we’ll call “Emilie”:

I won’t go into the long, boring details of my 7+ year relationship with the sociopath that invaded my life. It’s the same basic story as always and plus, I think there’s some kind of email size limit. 🙂

Ever since I ended the engagement over 3 years ago, and finally terminated the relationship itself another year after, I’ve made comments (in a lighthearted, self deprecating fashion) that, “if you’re going to treat me like crap, then I’m the girl for you!” Yes, it gets chuckles from the people I’m around, but sadly it’s true.

 
Hong Kong businesswoman loses almost $3 million in online love scam
By September 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Hong Kong businesswoman loses almost $3 million in online love scam

Online love scams are running rampant in Asia. A 66-year-old widow and businesswoman from Hong Kong sent HK$23 million (US$ 2.9 million) to a man she met online, but never met in person. The con artist posed as a British engineer who needed money for his projects. The woman sent him the money in more than 200 transactions between April 2014 and July 2018.

Hong Kong lonely heart loses $23 million to an online love scam, on InkStoneNews.com.

In the meantime, 280 cases of Internet love scams were reported in Singapore over the first half of 2018. The victims lost a total of SG$ 12 million (US$ 8.7 million).

Trust after betrayal by the sociopath

Trust after betrayal by the sociopath

For everyone here at Lovefraud, there came a time when we could no longer continue in denial. We were forced to admit that someone we trusted had betrayed us. We felt devastation, anger, humiliation, grief and every other negative emotion on a therapy checklist.

We also berated ourselves for our naiveté, kicked ourselves for our gullibility, and castigated ourselves for trusting someone who shouldn’t have been trusted. Overwhelmed by pain, we may have vowed that we would never trust again.

Hold on. As human beings, we need to trust. Human society is built on trust. The key is to determine who is trustworthy, and who is not.

 
Florida woman loses $52,000 to her con man boyfriend
By September 5, 2018 3 Comments Read More →

Florida woman loses $52,000 to her con man boyfriend

Blayne Jeffrey Frederick

Catalina Rosas, of South Florida, thought she met the perfect man in Eric Benson. He claimed to be an art dealer and stocks and commodities trader for wealthy clients. He certainly acted the part.

But everything he said was a lie, which Catalina found out the hard way. She described her ordeal in an article for Huffington Post:

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10 typical emotional abuse tactics that the experts don’t even measure
By September 3, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

10 typical emotional abuse tactics that the experts don’t even measure

No wonder mental health professionals don’t seem to understand emotional abuse. In trying to conduct research about it, they don’t even have a comprehensive list of typical emotionally abusive behaviors.

Here are 10 behaviors that Lovefraud readers experience, time and time again, from their sociopathic partners. How many have you seen?

  1. You’re blamed for everything; it’s all your fault.
  2. Your partner flirts with others and cheats on you.
  3. Your partner disappears — you have no idea where he or she is, and when, or if, he or she will return.
  4. Your partner does or says something incredibly hurtful — and then acts like nothing happened.
FREE 10-day Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit!
By September 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

FREE 10-day Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit!

If you’re involved with a sociopath, you are most likely enduring emotional abuse.

Emotional abuse can include verbal assault, dominance, control, isolation, ridicule, and much more. It targets your emotional and psychological well-being, and can be just as damaging as physical abuse. If you’re enduring emotional abuse, or trying to recover from it, this summit is for you.

The Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit includes over 45 expert speakers who provide in-depth, real-world information on how to identify and get out of abusive situations. This is a FREE online 10-day video series, although you have the option to purchase the series so you can refer to it whenever you need reassurance or advice.

MaryAnn Glynn, LCSW, to host free conference call support group 9/9/18 at 5pm EST

MaryAnn Glynn, LCSW, to host free conference call support group 9/9/18 at 5pm EST

  Experience the support of people who know!  Join our free support group Sunday, September 9, 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!

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Sociopaths as chameleons — they become whatever they need to be for their latest scam

Sociopaths as chameleons — they become whatever they need to be for their latest scam

James Montgomery at a business meeting.

James Montgomery at a business meeting.

My sociopathic ex-husband, James Montgomery, considered himself to be an entrepreneur, the equal of any man who ever built a commercial empire. As he was seducing me, painting a glimmering picture of how successful and rich we would become, he proclaimed that he would be “the next Walt Disney.”

When Montgomery went to business meetings, he wore a jacket, trousers, and a polo shirt. He refused to wear ties, but he always had a silk square in his jacket pocket. He told me that even when he was young, he always dressed up in jackets and cravats, eschewing the psychedelic fashions of the 60s. (For more about my story, it’s all in my book, Love Fraud.)

A typical sociopath lie — claiming to be a Navy SEAL

A typical sociopath lie — claiming to be a Navy SEAL

“I was dating a pathological liar” — that’s the title of a recent article in the “Craigslist Confessional” series by Helena Dea Bala. In this tale, a woman describes meeting a charming, attractive man at a destination wedding. They stayed in communication afterwards, and he told elaborate, compelling stories of his time as a Navy SEAL — until it all fell apart.

How many signs of a sociopath can you see in this story?

Craigslist Confessional: I was dating a pathological liar, on TheOutline.com.

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