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Reply To: Another Sociopathic Bullet Dodged?

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marinapearl
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Don’t beat yourself up. Just be glad you saw the signs this early, before you got totally sucked in to his trap. You should be proud of yourself for that.

I also wonder what it is about us that makes us targets for these monsters. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been attracting these “false friends” that just take advantage of me and then ditch me once they get bored or have taken what they wanted from me. Sometimes I think it might be because my dad left when I was a kid, and I’m just trying to fill that absence in my life. Or maybe that’s too simplistic. I don’t know.

It could just be that sociopaths target people with empathy and a capacity for forgiveness, because they know they can count on them to give them the benefit of the doubt. The important thing to remember is that we can’t just trust someone to be who they say they are. Gather as much information as you can. If their version of reality doesn’t match up with the facts, they’re probably lying.

Words mean nothing; “I love you” means nothing. Real love is proved by actions.


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