Letting the Light Shine
Many of you come to this website in the midst of a difficult and painful journey. By sharing my experience and insights, I hope to help those of you who’ve also been harmed in exploitative, abusive relationships with a psychopathic person. My goal for your visit is to leave you feeling understood, supported, and empowered, which is so important and yet too often lacking for those of us who find ourselves victimized in this way. That shouldn’t be, because it happens more often and to more people than anyone would guess. Most people, myself included, didn’t even know it was a possibility.
I’m someone who experienced firsthand what I write about: victimization by a high-functioning, sub-criminal psychopath who involved me in a sham relationship that caused a great deal of harm. A lot of people who visit this website are deeply traumatized, as I was during the first several months that I wrote it. I want to make clear that I’m not a mental health professional, and nothing contained in this website is meant to take the place of professional help. You’re probably dealing with a plethora of emotions including anger, deep sadness, loss, grief, confusion, and betrayal, and it can feel unbearable. That’s more than enough reason to seek the guidance of a qualified therapist, one who understands the trauma caused by emotionally abusive relationships and who has knowledge of disorders characterized by a manipulative nature and lack of empathy (i.e. psychopathy and narcissism).
If you are in danger, or if you feel like harming yourself or someone else, please get help. You can start here:
- A LIST OF CRISIS HOTLINE NUMBERS (SUICIDE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ETC.) in the U.S.
- International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
- International Suicide Hotlines
- Suicide Hotlines and Crisis Lines in the United Kingdom
Some have asked me why I choose to remain anonymous. Although I would be proud to claim this website publicly, I choose anonymity to protect my safety. Anonymity in no way changes my words or intention for this website.
I’ve had to close the site to new comments. I’m truly sorry about that. It takes time to respond to each reader thoughtfully and with empathy, time that I don’t have right now. I am grateful for all of you who shared your thoughts and feelings here. In doing so, you contributed greatly to the value of this website. Thank you.
♥ If you’re going through this experience please know that you are not alone, and know that there is life and love after this. All the best to you on your healing journey.
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