Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People
Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal…
Even if it hurts you.
All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives
My abusive ex told me I was stupid (in far less polite terms) for falling for his lies (again, I'm cleaning up his language) and that he is a sociopath. He feels no empathy, no guilt, no remorse, he feels nothing for me, our ...more
The book draws largely from the author's experiences and provides a casual account of the author's experience starting a website support group for people who have dealt with ...more
It simply tells you how it is with the psychopath. How they think and how they do not care nor worry about what you nor anyone else thinks. No empathy, no care other than for themselves. Moving on to one doormat to the next only to recycle you IF you allow them too! How to keep a, "no contact" agreement with yourself and from them. A must read for anyone living with/attached to/or recovering from a psychopath's path of destruction. ...more
When I wasn't using my self-defense mechanism of denial, my life and mind were in constant turmoil.
For my own sanity and a consuming need for encouragement/distraction, I would search the Internet for books about toxic people, Narcissists, and manipulators.
I recommend this book to anyone who feels they have been in an emotionally abusive relationship. I liked it because it reiterated your experience was very real. It is hard for people that haven't walked in our shows to relate.
Just as the author explains and delineates the route of a soul's terror, there is a tremendous sense of relief and genuine release from the reader's ...more
1. The gentle approach by the author is less technical, less judgmental and more healing than many self-help/psychology books. You won't find much in the way of numbers, statistics and studies; look elsewhere for that.
2. I listened to the audiobook version of this title. The narrator is so wonderful, I got tingles listening to him (read: ASMR.) I think I'll listen again to this audiobook soon as stress relief! (Especially because society "out there" tends to ...more
This book is a great read.
I discovered this book when I read that the founder of the website with the same name- Psychopath Free had written a website. As a former victim of emotional abuse this book helped me to come to terms with the loss of a relationship that did not add up. There are many things that I could list in here but I know that deep down I ...more
The book is truly one of the best things that I have ever discovered.
Recommend and so grateful.
This is one of the best books about recovering from unhealthy relationship, it describes the pattern which is present in every toxic relationship, the stages (from the idealization to devaluation and ...more
The aftermath of that kind of relationship is more of a permanently drained feeling, loss of a sense of self, of having all of your illusions shattered rather than real heartbreak. If you're suffering from those kinds ...more
I gave it a five-star rating because the author was able to make this book fit anyone who has had a relationship with a psychopath, either at work or in your personal life, whether or not it was with your brother, sister, or boyfriend/girlfriend, i.e. anyone. When you begin to question your being because of what somebody said or did with/or to you, then it's time to take a look at the other person. You just may be in a toxic relationship!
if you don't understand this book or ...more
1. I will never beg or plead for someone else again. Any man or woman who brings me to that level is not worth my heart.
2. I will never tolerate criticisms about my body, age, weight, job, or any other insecurities I might have. Good partners won't put me down, they'll raise me up.
3. I will take a step back from my relationship once every month to make sure that I am being respected and loved, not flattered and love-bombed.
4. I will always ask myself the question: "Would I ever treat someone else like this?" If the answer is no, then I don't deserve to be treated like that either.
5. I will trust my gut. If I get a bad feeling, I won't try to push it away and make excuses. I will trust myself.
6. I understand that it is better to be single than in a toxic relationship.
7. I will not be spoken to in a condescending or sarcastic way. Loving partners will not patronize me.
8. I will not allow my partner to call me jealous, crazy, or any other form of projection.
9. My relationships will be mutual and equal at all times. Love is not about control and power.
10. If I ever feel unsure about any of these steps, I will seek out help from a friend, support forum, or therapist. I will not act on impulsive decisions.”