You’re thrust into unfamiliar terrain and filled with fear of the unknown.It could be as simple as the belief that, the universe has something better in store for me or everything happens for a reason, or it could be your higher power, God, Buddha and the list goes on. The nurses all had different personalities, some were warm and fuzzy, some were quiet and aloof and then there was Bertha.(I’ve written a memoir about my marriage, and plan to attend graduate school to become a licensed therapist, specializing in recovery from psychopathic relationships.) People are often surprised to learn that not all psychopaths are murderers. And they do it slowly, often while acting out the role of the Prince (or Princess) Charming you’ve been waiting for entire whole life.My Prince Charming was the most charming of them all. The good news is that there are red flags that can help you identify a psychopath early on in a relationship.Does your other half make everything seem exciting and fresh—all the time?When a psychopath is pursuing a new relationship, she puts you up on a pedestal and turns on massive amounts of charm, enough to leave you breathless. Psychopaths use a tactic called “mirroring” to reflect back to you exactly what you want in a mate.This is why serial killers get away with killing so many people for so many years. With his dazzling charm, he will work diligently to win your love and trust.Once he has captured you under his spell, he will begin victimizing and using you to get whatever he wants when he wants it.
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She had a dry sense of humor, and by the way, she carried herself, it was clear that this wasn’t her first rodeo. Just like the pains of childbirth result in the gift of a precious new life, the pains of heartbreak and the courage to face your greatest fear will result in a precious new life, too…YOURS!
Her self-assurance and take charge presence instantly made me feel at ease. Rock bottom is the solid foundation on which you can rebuild your life.
In fact we are all coded to do so (I believe) if we wish to. I want to kick this article series off by setting the scene of the goal and then working backwards … I’m about to tuck into a wonderful Vietnamese seafood hotpot, and my glass of Sav Blanc is a toast to my Life – the joy I feel in my body, the purpose I have and the way I love spoiling myself in combination with working. I’m going to write about two characters who I’ll call Jane and Debbie.
“Every person I meet I find myself psycho-analysing them – trying to work out whether they are a narcissist or not. ” This is such a huge topic and of course ultimately it is healthy to want to create a love relationship, whether we have been abused or not. This topic is such a big one (there are many components), this is the first of a two part series.