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Devin Kelley, Texas church shooter, exhibited a pattern of psychopathic behavior, but no one saw the whole picture

Devin Kelley

The stories coming out of the massacre in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, are horrific and heartbreaking.

The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the church dressed in combat gear and killed congregants in the pews.  One survivor reported that Kelley became enraged that children were scared, and shot them multiple times.

Kelley executed 26 people that day, including nine children. Eight members of one extended family were killed. Twenty more churchgoers were injured.

Authorities release IDs of Texas church victims, on ABCnews.go.com

Afterwards, of course, everyone is asking, “How did this happen?” “Were there any warning signs?”

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW hosts free online support group Nov. 19th at 5 pm EST.

Mary Ann GlynnCome experience support at our next online video/ voice (your choice) Skype support group Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 5 pm EDT.  To join, go to www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com and fill in the comment form on the bottom of the home page.  Please state your desire to join and give me your Skype user name.  If you can’t get a Skype account please state that. Even if you have joined us before, confirm every time you would like to join an upcoming group and give Skype name.

Share your struggles and get clarity, feedback, support, and hope from others who get it.  Hope to see you there!

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Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW to host free video/voice group on Nov. 5th at 5 pm EST.

Mary Ann GlynnJoin our free online video/voice online support group Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at 5 pm EST (earlier time to accommodate European time).  If you’d like to join go to www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com and let us know by filling out contact form at the bottom of the home page.   Please include your Skype user name so it can be confirmed and added to the group at the time of the call.  Do this every time, even if you have joined the group in the past.  If you cannot get a Skype user name for some reason please state that.

Come get clarity, support, feedback, and healing from people who know!

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9 Questions to help you discern if your caring, helpful partner is faking it

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She makes you drinks and home-cooked meals. He cuts your lawn and fixes your car. Your new romantic interest just can’t seem to do enough for you. You never felt so cared for. It must be love!

Maybe it is. Or maybe it’s a sociopath who is trying to soften you up for later exploitation.

I’ve often written on Lovefraud that sociopaths do not have the ability to be caregivers. Many readers find this confusing — the sociopath they know was always doing things for them. So let me explain.

First, some background.

Three components of romantic love

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, to host free online support group on Oct 22nd at 5 pm EST.

Mary Ann GlynnJoin our free online video/voice online support group Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 5 pm EST (earlier time to accommodate European time).  If you’d like to join go to www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com and let us know by filling out contact form at the bottom of the home page.   Please include your Skype user name so it can be confirmed and added to the group at the time of the call.  Do this even if you have joined the group in the past.  If you cannot get a Skype user name for some reason please state that.

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‘Alertas Rojas de Estafa Amorosa’ ha sido seleccionado para ‘Mes Indie’ en Amazon!

Amazon quiere celebrar el fenómeno de la autopublicación por todo lo alto, por lo que estan organizando el “Mes Indie”, una promoción especial de libros Kindle en español que celebran mundialmente del 1 al 31 de octubre.

“Alertas rojas de estafa amorosa — 10 señales de que estás saliendo con un sociópata”, por Donna Andersen, ha sido seleccionado para la promoción.

Este libro revela, por primera vez, las tácticas de los depredadores sociales que buscan relaciones sentimentales no por amor, sino para explotación. Este libro explica cómo los sociópatas seducen a sus víctimas, por qué es difícil escapar de las relaciones, y cómo las personas pueden protegerse.

Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, and his psychopathic father

Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter.

Here’s the big question after the horrible massacre in Las Vegas: Why?

Sunday night, Stephen Paddock, from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino, started shooting at the 22,000 people attending a country music concert. From his elevation, and with automatic weapons, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. A total of 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded. It is the worst mass shooting in recent American history.

Stephen Paddock, 64, is the son of Benjamin Hoskins Paddock who robbed two banks between 1959 and 1960. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1961 — but escaped in 1968.

What I learned about trauma from my dog

Bo in my office. His tail is blurry because he is wagging it.

My husband and I adopted a five-year-old rescue dog, Bo, in July of 2016. I wrote about him when we brought him home, which you can read here:

My new dog offers a lesson in letting go, on Lovefraud.com.

Bo has been living us for over a year now, and he is an absolute joy. When I’m working, Bo usually spends the day snoozing on his cushion on the floor beside me. His internal clock tells him when it’s time for his walk, and he gets all excited — he loves going out. Who is he going to meet this time? Bo wants to approach every human, dog and even an occasional cat that happens to be along his route.

Why I wrote, Narcissists, SOCIOPATHS & Wolves: Lessons From Little Red Riding Hood

Many of you know me from my book, Husband, Liar, Sociopath:  How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned. Through writing the book and including chapters on Lovefraud, I’ve tried to share the insights I paid such a high price to obtain. For almost twenty years, I was married to someone I now believe is a sociopath. My corrosive, confusing marriage, the toxic divorce, and the ongoing, financially and emotionally punitive post-divorce aftershocks redefined my life in ways I never imagined. I had to understand how my life got so derailed, how my confidence was decimated, and how my identity was almost destroyed. Through my book, I wanted to share what I’d learned in case it could be useful to others.

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Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers free video/voice chat on Sept 24th at 5 pm EST.

Mary Ann GlynnJoin our online video/voice chat support group (your choice) on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 5 pm EDT.  Please send your Skype user name asap to www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com using the contact form at the bottom of the home page.  A Skype account is the most reliable way to join, so I encourage you to get one.  If that’s a problem, send your phone number.  Sending your user name or number in asap will ensure you will be added as a contact which enables us to add you to the call.

Experience the support of people who know!  It’s free and confidential.  Hope to see you there!

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