Lovefraud presents a series of Q&A articles with members of the Professional Resources Guide. Barbara Monett is a clinical social worker in California specializing in therapy for individuals facing problems of addiction and/or codependency.
Q. What experience have you had dealing with sociopaths or other disordered personalities—personally, professionally, or both?
At the time, I was working in the mental health field in an office with a long time friend, a psychiatrist. We spent many conversations trying to figure out what happened to him, me, my marriage, my life. It never occurred to either one of us that he had a personality disorder. It took years to come to that realization.