As I read all I could find about psychopathy, I found something was missing. A key piece of the puzzle was consistently absent, and it bothered me. I wasn’t sure how much this missing piece even mattered, but it seemed important enough to make me search for it...
We’ve learned there are many things that leave us vulnerable to predatory manipulators. But no discussion of what may make us vulnerable is complete without revealing one vulnerability we all have, but that remains hidden from us. We see others and the world...
A reader commented on my last post, saying “It’s hard to enforce a boundary when you don’t even know it’s being violated.” When dealing with covert manipulators, it won’t always be obvious that our boundaries are being tested, pushed and...
Can boundaries protect you from a manipulator? Only if you defend them. If you don’t, they’re useless. Psychopaths and other manipulative people will test your boundaries. Oh yes, they will. They’ll poke and they’ll prod and they’ll huff...
A few days ago I read a memoir so important, so effective, and so deeply moving that I feel compelled to tell you about it: “The Other Side of Charm: Your Memoir,” by author, psychotherapist and psychopath survivor H.G. Beverly. I’ve read many books on the...
A friend brought to my attention a post on a related website asserting that “when we become romantically involved with a sociopath we PARTICIPATE, in one way or another, in our own exploitation.” <<<jaw drops>>> I take issue with this...
An unsettling theme appears in some of the comments I get from readers on my website. I hear from people regularly who tell me there is no way they will ever be able to protect themselves from another psychopathic victimization. They feel powerless and...
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