Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers
By Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com
What happens when sociopaths turn 50? The conventional wisdom among mental health professionals is that they burn out and no longer engage in antisocial behavior. It’s not true. Senior Sociopaths proves that sociopathic deceit and manipulation continues — or becomes worse — as the perpetrators get older.
Senior Sociopaths is the first book to examine antisocial behavior in the over-50 crowd. This is a far bigger problem than anyone realizes. In America, 14 million people over age 50 could be diagnosed with antisocial, narcissistic, borderline or histrionic personality disorders, or psychopathy. They are not locked up in jails or mental institutions. They live among us, scamming and abusing almost everyone in their lives.
This book is written for the millions of people who are trying to get along with a supposedly mature romantic partner, spouse, parent, family member, work colleague or neighbor, but face never-ending turmoil. It reveals hundreds of stories of shocking deceit and manipulation. Readers will learn that they’re not alone and they’re not crazy — they’re dealing with disorder. Readers will also learn how to escape and recover from the abuse.
“While the purpose is to debunk the myth that sociopaths ‘burn out’ in their senior years, this book is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about sociopathy at any age.” — Tiffany Kettermann, LPC, LMHC, MPA, MA
Senior Sociopaths is based on surveys of nearly 2,400 people who lived through the damage inflicted by these disordered people over age 50. They tell shocking, detailed stories about their entanglements, and offer advice on how to escape and recover.
The author, Donna Andersen, herself married a senior sociopath, although she didn’t know it at first. This man took $227,500 from her, cheated with six different women during their 2.5-year relationship, had a child with one of the women, and then 10 days after she left him, married the mother of the child. It was the second time he committed bigamy. Donna tells the whole wild story in her first book, “Love Fraud,” which was awarded five stars by the Midwest Book review. Because of her experience, Donna founded Lovefraud.com, which teaches people how to recognize and recover from these disordered individuals.
Senior sociopaths exist. They blend right into our society. And they continue their abusive behavior until the day they die.
Thoroughly understanding this will enable readers to make the best decisions to move forward in their own lives.