Healing from a relationship with a psychopath involves a learning curve. Identifying your partner or spouse as a psychopath isn’t easy, especially for “tempting” targets who want to see the good in everyone and have a high degree of empathy for others. They rely on “pity ploys” to arouse our natural sympathy, and hence we want to think they make be “broken” but not “evil.” Evil is a harsh word, especially when many of us tend to think in shades-of-gray. As we go along in the relationship, the mask falls, and they shame and blame us, lie and distort and deceive, use gas-lighting and the silent treatment and other emotionally abusive techniques, to the point we begin to question our own reality. All this begins to fade after we establish no contact, and a new normal emerges, but the path to the new normal is talking to other survivors whose stories seem to strangely mirror our own, and to educate ourselves. Here is just the barest smattering of links that may help in the education process:
I am FishHead — documentary
William Jordan — newspaper article
Evil Up Close: William Jordan — documentary
Chris Mackney — suicide note (from YouTube)
Chris Machney — suicide note (website)
IMPORTANT NOTE: All views are an expression of my opinion only.