Is There a “Psycho” In a Psychopath?

Is There a “Psycho” In a Psychopath?

Are psychopaths psychotic?   It is said that psychopaths aren’t insane, because they have an absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking. Is this correct? Something about it doesn’t seem quite right. “The term ‘psychosis’...
Freedom: The Ultimate Relationship Litmus Test

Freedom: The Ultimate Relationship Litmus Test

The very first thing I felt after the psychopath discarded me was absolute and utter relief.   I remember the long, deep breath I took, and the feeling of my entire body relaxing. This feeling of relief was quickly overpowered by other emotions, but I will never...
Hocus-Pocus: It’s All In the Focus

Hocus-Pocus: It’s All In the Focus

“You were so vulnerable — that’s why I chose you, and why I was able to bond with you so quickly and so deeply.”   The psychopath I was involved with spoke these words to me the last time I saw him. It sickened me to hear them and to learn...
Shame: A Festering Wound of the Soul

Shame: A Festering Wound of the Soul

Shame.   It’s the core of our experience with a psychopath. We experience shame when we’re with a psychopath, and we experience shame when it’s over. Psychopaths are experts at shaming us in so many ways.  Even after they’re gone, the...