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Utah track athlete shot by ex-boyfriend who lied about his name, age, and sex-offender status

Utah track athlete shot by ex-boyfriend who lied about his name, age, and sex-offender status

Lauren McCluskey (University of Utah)

The story of University of Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey, 21, is a tragedy from beginning to end.

She started dating Melvin S. Rowland in September. A month later, she found out who he really was — a 37-year old sex offender who had recently been paroled. When Lauren broke off their relationship, Rowland stalked her. Then, on October 22, he shot and killed her, leaving her body in a car on campus. He fled and later killed himself.

Here’s a timeline of the events in the extortion and shooting death of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey, on SLTrib.com

My ex wants to eliminate me from my son’s life

My ex wants to eliminate me from my son’s life

Spath TalesEditors note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader who posts as “momto4kiddos.”

I dated my psychopath for almost 3 years. He manipulated me into having a child with him. My son is now 5 years old.

I battled at court with him for 4 years now. He retained an attorney as ruthless as he is to obtain custody and put him on a path to totally eliminate me from my son’s life, including trying to put me in jail. He even filed bogus reports with CPS to have my then-boyfriend ordered out of my son’s life.

 
Webinar tonight! How to choose the right attorney when you’re divorcing a disordered spouse

Webinar tonight! How to choose the right attorney when you’re divorcing a disordered spouse

Most divorces are bad. Divorces involving a narcissist, sociopath, psychopath or other disordered spouses are catastrophes. The best way to get through the emotional and financial minefield is to have an attorney who is up to the challenge.

Susan Shofer, the Divorce Consultant, teaches you how to choose that attorney in her webinar tonight:

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Buy a 1-hour personal consultation, get all 3 Lovefraud books for FREE!

Buy a 1-hour personal consultation, get all 3 Lovefraud books for FREE!

Good has come out of my disastrous marriage to a sociopath. With all I’ve learned about sociopaths, I now have the expertise to help you understand the insanity that you’re dealing with. It’s a gift, and I truly enjoy sharing it.

The sharing season is approaching. So from now through Nov. 21, if you schedule a 1-hour personal consultation, I’ll give you my three Lovefraud books for free.

  • Love Fraud — How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan tells my personal story. It reads like a cross between a true crime novel and a spiritual journey.
 

Philippe Padieu gave 13 women HIV, but they fought back and put him in jail

Diane Reeve and Philippe Padieu.

Diane Reeve dated Philippe Padieu for four years, but when he failed to show up at her daughter’s wedding reception, discovered that he was cheating on her.

Because she was paying for his cell phone, she checked his phone records and found that Padieu’s cheating was rampant. She called the other women to tell them the truth.

Then Diane, who was a martial arts instructor, started feeling tired. She thought she was just getting older. Soon she spoke with one of Padieu’s other girlfriends. It turned out that they both had HIV.

15 valuable lessons from ‘The Sociopath Next Door’

15 valuable lessons from ‘The Sociopath Next Door’

The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout, Ph.D., is a classic for describing sociopathic behavior. I’ve never written about it on Lovefraud. The reason is quite simple: I read the book when it was first published in early 2005, shortly before Lovefraud launched. I just finished reading it again.

I’ve learned a lot about sociopaths in the last 13 years, so this read was certainly a different experience. The first time I read the book, much of what Stout wrote was a revelation. Here are my observations from the second time around: Stout does a good job of describing sociopathic motivation, but her book fails to capture how dangerous and destructive these people are.

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, to host free conference call support group 11/4/18 at 5pm EST

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, to host free conference call support group 11/4/18 at 5pm EST

  Experience the support of people who know!  Join our free support group Sunday, November 4, 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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Your Autonomic Nervous System and Healing from the Sociopath

Your Autonomic Nervous System and Healing from the Sociopath

By Laura Rubiales, ND, LAc

Do you feel like your body and mental/emotional state changed after an encounter or relationship with a sociopath?   Are you more frazzled, hypervigilant, with a potential sense of impending doom, increased anxiety and insomnia? Have you gained or lost weight? Are you having more digestive issues?

Many of these symptoms can be explained physiologically by changes in your autonomic nervous system. Your autonomic nervous system has two states between which it alternates, the sympathetic and parasympathetic.

As you recover from the sociopath, remember to live

As you recover from the sociopath, remember to live

For many of us, when we finally disengage from the sociopath, our lives are in shambles. We aren’t just trying to recover from a broken heart due to the sociopath’s unconscionable betrayal. We may also need to recover from financial devastation, ruined relationships with family and friends, lost jobs, lost businesses, lost homes, stress-related illness and the aftershocks of psychological manipulation.

No wonder we feel like zombies. Where do we start? How do we rebuild our lives?

In the beginning, our focus is rightfully on crisis management. We make sure we have shelter, food, financial support. We must find solutions for the basic issues of survival.

Asian cops bust S$19 million love scam syndicate

Asian cops bust S$19 million love scam syndicate

Devices and ATM cards seized in operation (Commercial Crime Investigation Dept. Royal Malaysia Police).

Cops in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong take Internet romance scams seriously — which is more than I can say for U.S. and European authorities. Asian cops just busted a love scam crime ring that had swindled victims out of more than Singapore $19.45 million (US$14.08 million).

Officers arrested 19 suspects in the same syndicate: 15 Malaysian women, 1 Malaysian man, 2 Nigerian men and 1 Chinese woman. Did you catch that? The people doing the scamming were mostly women!

These suspects swindled 146 people. Eight of the victims in Singapore lost more than $450,000.

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