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I Fell In Love With a Sociopath

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    I Believe He Is A Sociopath

    I believe that my boyfriend is a sociopath and I can't do anything about it. I can't make him leave my home because he is on the lease and I can't afford to move myself. He is manipulative and charming. Everyone thinks that he so funny and nice. He has people convinced that I...
    melissarippy melissarippy 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    Hi Everyone, I just got out of a relationship

    with a sociopath last week, but I didn't really see all that was happening until after he broke up with me. I would really like to find some people on here to talk to that have gone through similar experiences. I dated him for a year and a half. I always felt like I had to prove...
    wuwei15 wuwei15 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    Every Sign Was There

    It has taken me nearly two years since the end of my relationship to realise he was indeed a sociopath. We met, he lied about a previous relationship being over, I gullibly believed him. He made me feel like the most wonderful woman in the world, no one has ever made me feel like...
    loudn loudn 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    His eyes pierce me. His smile his voice.

    .. His touch when he wasn't playing a game. I know he had to love me.... During the middle of the night on more the one occasion he would roll over and hold me so tight and say love you in a sleepy you can hardly hear voice. Would someone go that far to play me? I don't know... I...
    frozenFire6767 frozenFire6767 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Proud Of Being A "victum" To My Socio/npd Ex.

    She read all my FB posts about how unhappy I was in my marriage.  I used to wear my heart on my sleeve.  (Perfect target for these type of folks)  I had ALL of my favorite things available to the "public" to read, all the things I was looking for in a woman, etc.etc.  Never...
    NCPheonix NCPheonix 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    So Confused!!!

    I met a guy about 3 mths ago, things seemed to b going really well he told me he wanted to take things slow as he usually rushes into relationships which i was happy to do, then he dropped the bomb shell he had been in prison for 5 yrs, he told me he understands if i want to...
    sjcs1986 sjcs1986 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Does Sociopath Equal Serial Killer?

    No. A sociopath doesn't have to kill anyone to be a sociopath. They can simply ruin lives, destroy dreams, leaving wreckage in their wake as they move on to the next quest for whatever it is that motivates their personal sociopathic drive.   And they simply do not...
    Hestian Hestian 46-50, F 16 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    First of all I'd like to say this post really

    helped me understand more of what exactly I'm going through and i feel a sense of relief, 2ndly I fell in love with a con at 21 years old, I will be 23 next month, I mean I fell head over heels in love and didn't even want him at first, but of course he kept insisting to the...
    marissabrooke31 marissabrooke31 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    This is cross-posted from my blog,

    which chronicles the latest chapter of my life as a submissive paramour. Emotional Sadist He was the perfect man for the job, as a self-confessed psychopath. At the very least, what little feeling he's had for me waned long ago, leaving me as the perfect victim. On FetLife I...
    LaParamour LaParamour 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2015

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    Your Gonna Catch A Cold From The Ice Inside Your Soul

    I fell in love in a whirlwind romance we met 3 months later we were living together 3 months later we were married. We were together for 5 years and he manipulated me into making him my world and then ripped it all away without ever looking back he took my car my home my...
    Vivnessa Vivnessa 31-35 4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I desperately need to talk to others

    who have been in a relationship with a sociopath... i believe i was in one for over 3 years of lies, manipulations, taking (a ton of money) etc...so sad...i was made to believe i was crazy and jealous and emotionally selfish. When all did was give and love.
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2015

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    3 Months After. The Way To Recovery. Expect The Bumps.

    Hi Everybody. I was in here two months ago. Before that I had sat on the floor crying for a month straight, lost 10 pounds, with my head agains the wall thinking I was the most horrible person alive. It is because I finally had after 3 years of mental abuse, push and pull, lies...
    VirgoLove VirgoLove 31-35, F 15 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    So Here'S My Story

    Your olive skin and deep blue eyes stared down at me. You looked like an angel, with a small look of plea. Your auburn-gold halo framed your small face, As you leaned toward my body, my utter disgrace. "Do I know you?" You said, love in its trace. I stuttered and mumbled and...
    lolidek lolidek 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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    I Am Drowning In My Sorrows.

    I knew it was happening, but I didn't want to believe it. I fell for it hook, line & sinker. I only have myself to blame. I read the story "Does Sociopath Equal Serial Killer" and burst into tears. i knew, and i didn't want to see the truth. That sums it all up in a nutshell. I...
    Alicianeedshelp Alicianeedshelp 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Holy crappers. I went to another forum asking

    for help about this relationship I have had on and off again for 5 years. And 2 pointed out to me that I might be dealing with a sociopath. I have had a weird gut feeling before and I just now read about it and it is frightening how well it fits in with him, 99% him! He is...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2015

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    Kittychanel

    Stop joining these crazy groups and not leaving a crazy story to explain ... I see it in my feed and am compelled to investigate .... Then I read horrifying, hilarious and pathetic stories which frighten and/or excite me.... ***beez in da trap***
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    Truth be told, I should have known

    and seen this before continuing the relationship but the part about a sociopath that is the most alluring is the sex...I think the best way to do this is just to list every example or as many as I can remember and you tell me what you think... 1)...so on our second date, we had...
    Jpinmon Jpinmon 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    My Ex Sociopath.

    I saw signs my ex was a sociopath. I fell in love with him away. He got meaner n more irresponsible as months passed. everything is for him. I mentioned what I thought of other peoples viewpoints alot. He said I was a follower and seemed to have no concern for any1 elses view...
    LovelyChris71 LovelyChris71 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    5 years ago I started dating a man

    that I thought was the man of my dreams. I was depressed and lonely and he paid me so much attention he was like to good to be true..I fell hard and fast. My first clue came after 6 months as I was blasted by the bitter taste of betrayal and found out about the other 15 women he...
    gottobekiddingme2015 gottobekiddingme2015 36-40, F Feb 8, 2015

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    I think I just need to share my story to get

    this off my chest. It all started almost 2 years ago when I met this guy named *Patrick, I had a boyfriend at the time too. It was so unexpected. There was just something about him that made me so instantly attracted to him and wanted him. We started talking everyday and...
    Lisac1130 Lisac1130 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I actually married a sociopath.

    I was too young to know what the term was but smart enough to realize something was not quite right. I found this article on DailyStrength.org. It is long but I ask that you read it and if you are involved with anyone that does this, I implore you to run... Triangulation...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 12 Responses Jan 16, 2015

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    Ten Ways To Spot A Sociopath (aka Con-artist) On Your First Date

    WHAT MAKES A SOCIOPATH? There are people in the world who don't care about love, and who feel no remorse, empathy or emotional attachment to others. They don't even know what these feeling are. These people are called sociopaths. Most people think of a sociopath as a deranged...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    My Best Friend....

    We've been friends for almost 9 years, and still to this day, I don't regret having him in my life. I care deeply for him, unconditionally. We've had our bad times, and good times, like most relationships. After all, our friendship grew stronger, as for me that is. Recently, he...
    CassandraG CassandraG 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    I Didn'T Know

    I had no idea what a sociopath was until yesterday.. Having met what I though was a really caring and understanding person, it soon fell to piece and I tried to get back to the loving time, but quickly found out yesterday that it was just game..omg. I thought I had gone mad and...
    Solmichela Solmichela 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    One Sociopath Stood Above The Rest

    It's been a long, long time but the boy who I believed was my first love I am beginning to think may have been a sociopath.  It's so hard for me to judge now because so much time has past, but most everything fits the profile.  Only it felt so real, he was so perfect, he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 4, 2011

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    Charming Artist

    For 2 years we have been together and for 2 years i have been trying to get away from him. But each time i am a bit recovered from what he has done to me, when i feel stronger and meet good people, i forget how evil he really is and i go to see him. I always regret it. It is so...
    dinapien dinapien 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I just read other posts.

    ..and need to expand on my story. : I was dating a guy much younger than myself..i tried to avoid him, and told him iwas happy with my boyfriend...but he knew exactly what to say and do to lure me away. It was bizarre as Im typically a hard *** and too smart for this crap. He...
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F Feb 20, 2015

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    I Would Be Lying If I Said I Wasn't Afraid Of What Might Happen Next.

    I have known him since we where 15yrs old so about 23yrs, I had his son at 17 and he went to prison for murder at 19. From the start we had mad chemistry but I was that girl that all the boys wanted and knew it so I showed him No love but that did not stop him even at that age he...
    reyoflight526 reyoflight526 36-40 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    I miss my beautiful sociopath.

    Now that I stopped my sick email campaign I don't know what to do with myself. One day emailing him how much I love him and next, telling him what a dirty scumbag he is. Always looking for reasons why, he disdains me, when I loved him so much, do anything, die for him. And...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 1

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    Falling In Love With A Sociopath

    I had a friend of almost 20 years. I fell in love with her 10 years ago. She has 3 beautiful girls and I feel bad for them. I finally had the nerve and went to her 4 years ago to tell her how I felt about her. She was involved with another man. That man was abusive in any which...
    Akqj10flush Akqj10flush 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Sociopathic Soldier

    This past year, I moved to Germany to be closer to my mother and her side of the family, I was 18 and ready to take on anything coming at me. My dad had been a US soldier and met my mom in Germany, I always loved the story of meeting someone in Europe, my sister had done the same...
    Purpleheart94 Purpleheart94 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    My husband is a sociopath

    and I accept him. The problem with people now a days is they judge! They are people just like you and me, but people are quick to dismiss them and treat them as trash. Yes they have their days but if you take the time to understand what they are going through you would know all...
    AngelicaMarie79 AngelicaMarie79 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Strangers

    I hate hate hate when I get overwhelmed with emotion and I can't stop thinking about him. It's when I go check the social networks and go google crazy and I usually hate myself for it, I mean why should I care?! I used to google his name and relatives, even when we were "together...
    redpill2013 redpill2013 26-30 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Erineeb Erineeb 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Well, I didn't exactly fall in love

    but I fell for her charm. But everyday it is so evident to me how sorry she is. When I say sorry, I mean how powerless she is. It did hurt when I realized what I was falling for. It did confuse me. I thought why would God create such devil to come into my life. What did I...
    MariaMaria68 MariaMaria68 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    OMG, it's been a few days,

    almost a week since I broke up and I feel so free!!! He had me tighed down more than I thought. I am in more contact with friends again and I have more energy. Wow! I didn't think it was that bad. I told my mom about the issues I had with him and she agreed that the best...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    Just finished watching "The Best Offer" (La

    migliore offerta) and it's provides a telling glimpse to how it feels like to be devastated by a sociopath. Until the very end, where they have robbed you blinded and painfully taken away every thing you hold dear, they still can tell you that "no matter what" they would "love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Residuals Of Him...

    My story here today is a very small part of a very long story, but many of you will understand the way these things go... My problem is the residuals... I left my sociopath after five years. We've been apart almost two years now. I'm finding so many identity issues in myself now...
    SeekingUnknowns SeekingUnknowns 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Side Effects

    I think dealing with the fact that I was so deceived is the hardest, now that the relationship is over. It's hard. I don't go a day without thinking about him, even though I know for a fact that he is not thinking about me. I'm looking forward to the time when I don't think about...
    redpill2013 redpill2013 26-30 5 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    One of my best friends is a sociopath.

    He has troubles with empathy and remorse most of the time, yet he knows right from wrong. He's never been abusive to me and he is generally kind to me and our friends. I care very very deeply about him and I'm worried. How can I protect him from himself?
    ariaxjean ariaxjean 13-15, F Jan 23

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    The man I have been seeing

    for the past three years has all the traits of a sociopath except two--He never proclaimed he loved me--not once. He did tell me things in the beginning, like he wanted exclusivity, eluded to marriage, asked me where I had been all his life, etc. But that was it. He has only...
    SASB42010 SASB42010 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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