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Lovefraud Continuing Education

Lovefraud Webinar — Self-forgiveness: Understanding and letting go of guilt

Upcoming Lovefraud CE Webinar:

Self-forgiveness: Understanding and letting go of guilt
Presented by Travis Vining
Tuesday, August 14 • 8-9 pm ET • $25
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Isn’t it strange? Sociopaths lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, deceive and exploit, all without a shred of remorse. And we, the targets of the abuse, are overwhelmed with guilt.

We feel guilty because we fell for their charm. We feel guilty that we didn’t escape soon enough. And when we do escape, we feel guilty about hurting the sociopaths’ feelings — even though they don’t have any.

Mary Ann Glynn on why a support group helps recovery from a sociopath

Upcoming Lovefraud CE Webinar:

Facilitating Professionally Run Support Groups for Partners in Exploitative Relationships
Friday, June 22, 2018 • 12 noon – 2 pm ET
2 CE credits available for therapists • $49

Confusion — everyone who is romantically involved with a sociopath experiences massive amount of confusion. Support groups offer clarity and validation — that’s why they’re so helpful for recovery.


Strategies to help recover from a break-up — at least in normal relationships

In a recent scientific paper, researchers tested three cognitive strategies to help people get over a breakup with a romantic partner. They studied 24 heartbroken people, who had been in the relationship an average of 2.5 years. All were upset, and most still loved their exes.

The recovery strategies:

  1. Negatively reappraise their ex — highlighting the ex’s negative traits.
  2. Love reappraisal — accepting feelings of love without judgment.
  3. Distraction — think about positive things unrelated to the ex.

Here were the results, according to the study authors:

  1. Negative reappraisal decreased love feelings but made participants feel unpleasant.

After dating a sociopath, the advice you need for your recovery

The most telling sign that you’ve been dating a sociopath is confusion. This person claimed to love you, but after the initial whirlwind romance, treated you like dirt. Your partner would be absolutely brutal to you, and the next day, maybe even the next hour, act like nothing ever happened. He or she seemed to be proud of you, and then did nothing but criticize you.

You finally figured out that something was wrong — he or she was disordered — and you ended the involvement. And then you started to second-guess yourself — what if you made a mistake?

Parental Alienation: What you need to know and how to fight back

Battling Parental Alienation: What to do when your ex convinces your children to hate you
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8-9 pm ET • $25

Susan Shofer always had a great relationship with her two children. But as she was going through her divorce, one of her children started to hate her — for no reason at all.

At first, Susan was totally confused. “My child didn’t want to be with me,” she says. “And the reasons were miniscule.” But after doing research, she realized that her kids were being subjected to parental alienation.


Battling Parental Alienation – a new Lovefraud CE webinar, coming May 30

  • “Your daddy (or mommy) doesn’t love you.”
  • “I don’t have any money because your mother (or father) took it all.”
  • “If you want to go see your mother (or father), you must not love me.”

I can’t tell you how many times heartbroken mothers and fathers have called me, distressed about the lies that their former partners were telling the children they shared.

Some disordered parents are so vindictive that they want to do the most hurtful thing they can to their former partners — so they actively try to turn the children they share against the ex.

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

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


Lovefraud webinars on recovering from a relationship with a sociopath and dating again – coming May 9 and 16!

I talk to a lot of heartbroken people who have learned that their romantic partner, their “soul mate,” was a sociopath. Men and women who, perhaps like you, discovered that everything their romantic partner said to them was a lie. People who are grieving not only profound betrayal, but also the loss of their hopes and dreams for the future.

If this is you, I understand how devastated you feel. I’ve been there. But I also know that you can recover, you can move forward, and you can find love — a real love.

Webinar preview: How to Navigate a Court Proceeding when the Opposing Party Is a Sociopath

Personality disordered individuals lie, blame and exaggerate in life — and do the same in court. By anticipating what your opponent will do, you will not be blindsided; you’ll be prepared. Here’s how to overcome their tactics and prove your case.

About this course

In your dealings with a personality-disordered individual, you’ve learned that this person lies, blames and exaggerates. In court, despite swearing an oath to tell the truth, he or she will continue to lie, blame and exaggerate.

How do you protect yourself? How do you make your case?

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