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Book Review: ‘Miracle in the Madness:’ All real therapy is release from the past

The Miracle in the Madness — Grateful to be the son of a murderer, by Travis Vining

Review by Donna Andersen

The following article refers to spiritual concepts. Please read Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual Recovery.

Travis Vining is the son of a sociopathic serial killer. His father, John Bruce Vining, killed four people, and coerced Travis, as a young man, into helping him escape prosecution.

How does anyone cope with that?

What do we do when sociopaths experience no consequences?

Lovefraud received the following email from a reader who posts as “Salvation2012.”

Thank you for helping me decide when I needed to cut my losses during my divorce. I did cut my “losses,” yet the total I received tallied up to a number similar, just not in all cash. Because I settled in his eyes, he told everyone I was just proving how I was the guilty one and didn’t want to risk being exposed. To the end he will deny permanently injuring me and bleeding me of money, and cheating on me (which I only later found out about the extent).

New Yorker story paints NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a complete psychopath (although they don’t say it)

All the signs are there, if you know what to look for. Physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Entitlement. Threats. Alcohol abuse. Hypocrisy. Unbelievable hubris.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cast himself as a champion of women’s rights. He filed a civil right lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein’s former company — that’s what he’s talking about in the above video. He was also leading an investigation into why the Manhattan district attorney failed to prosecute Weinstein for harassment and assault.


Dating again after the sociopath – Webinar May 16, 8 pm ET

You’d like a romantic partner, but after one sociopath, you’re afraid of meeting another. Learn how to know when you are ready for a new partner, and how to date with awareness, so you can protect yourself from scammers and predators.

Bring your questions!

Dating again after the sociopath
Presented by Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 • 8-9 pm ET • $25

Highlights

  • How to protect yourself from sociopaths
  • Why internal healing is important

Donna Andersen’s interview with Tracy Malone of NarcissisticAbuseSupport.com

If you want to understand the terms sociopath, psychopath, narcissist and borderline, and you want to know the Red Flags of Love Fraud, check out my new interview with Tracy Malone of NarcissisticAbuseSupport.com.

Tracy has posted many interviews related to dealing with sociopaths. She has a new series called “Meet the Experts,” and she included me in that series. The interview is an hour long, and we cover a lot of material. Check it out — I think you’ll find it informative.


Why it’s so hard to get over loving a sociopath and how you can recover – Webinar May 9, 8 pm ET

You still want your ex-partner — even though you believe this person is bad for you. Why? Because sociopaths hijack the human bonding system. In this live online webinar, I’ll tell you how to break your obsession, recover emotionally and move on with your life.

Bring your questions!

Why it’s so hard to get over loving a sociopath and how you can recover
Presented by Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 • 8-9 pm ET • $25

Highlights


My Bill Cosby experience: I definitely dodged a bullet

Entertainer Bill Cosby, 80, was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand last week. He drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Five other women testified that he did the same thing to them back in the ’80s — proving it was Cosby’s pattern of conduct.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has extensive coverage of the Cosby case. Click this link:

Bill Cosby trial

And here’s a story from USA Today:

A complete list of the 60 Bill Cosby accusers and their reactions to the guilty verdict

Donna Andersen’s story on Lifetime TV – watch the full episode online

Back in 2012, I was featured on Lifetime TV in a show called, My Life Is a Lifetime Movie.  I have just learned that Lifetime is airing the show again. You can watch the full episode online.

Each show covers the stories of two women, and in this one, called Husbands Gone Wrong, mine is the second story. The first one, however, is also a story of a sociopath—they actually call the guy a “psychopath,” and I’m pleased to hear the TV show using the word. My story starts at 30:45, although it plays better if you watch the entire show. Here’s a link to the show:

Why the sociopath is crying and other answers to reader questions

crying manLovefraud received the following email from a reader whom we’ll call “Judith.” She asked questions that many readers may wonder about, so I’ll answer them in this post.

Sociopaths do not feel emotions, empathy or cry – Yes, he did play the ‘cry game’ when I would tell him the relationship was ‘over’ (which I did a few times) or want to walk out of his door.

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Battered Mothers Custody Conference, May 4-6, Albany New York

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Women who are fighting for custody of their children against an abusive ex will find information and support that the 13th Battered Mothers Custody Conference, May 4-6, in Albany New York.

Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com, will be speaking on the topic of Your Disordered Ex: What you need to know so you can recover and move forward.

She is one of dozens of experts and advocates who will be speaking at the event. Other programs include:

  • Elsa Newman: Know the options and risks before you decide on family court litigation.
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