ROAD MAP

“Labyrinths twist and turn, but they have a beginning and an end, through darkness into light.” (Ariana Franklin, The Serpent’s Tale) Victimization by a psychopath is a major life trauma that impacts our emotional and psychological well being as well as...
Backed Into an Emotional Corner

Backed Into an Emotional Corner

You always overreact! You’re unstable! You have a problem with anger!  You’re… CRAZY!  C hances are good that you were accused of at least a few of these things if you were involved with a manipulator. A psychopath will say such things after...
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...
How to Tell if You’re Being Manipulated

How to Tell if You’re Being Manipulated

Emotional manipulation can be so subtle and undercover, it can control you for quite a while before you figure out what’s happening, if you ever do. Some manipulators are highly skilled. They’re described by some as puppet masters, and you could become an...

Stages of the Psychopathic Bond

Stages of the Psychopathic Bond: Idealize, Devalue, Discard The predictable yet completely unexpected and devastating pattern of a relationship with a psychopath is broken down into three stages: Idealize, Devalue and Discard. This relationship starts out like heaven...
Fox in the Hen House: The Dangers of Forums

Fox in the Hen House: The Dangers of Forums

Several readers have asked me why I don’t have a forum on this website. The only problem in answering this question is where to begin.   I’ll start here: I don’t recommend traumatized people visit online forums because of the amount of secondary...