I was tested over a period of two months at the prestigious Menninger Clinic in 1964 and diagnosed as being sociopath. 

    The good news is that I worked hard to change and became a loving husband and father in 1984 and later became a successful teacher.

I did work hard. 

  I found a great psychiatrist who was willing to work with me. Again, I worked very hard to change.

I began with small task, such as reaching out to my favorite waitress and not expecting any thing back. I touched her finger as she handed me my check. I did this in a way that she was unaware of my reaching out.

I made actual contact with many people and also began to touch the people in my dreams. I worked hard to contact people and endured the pain of caring for others.  

Slowly I evolved…

Now I care about others. I even love…DD    

Dewduster Dewduster
66-70, M
1 Response Mar 24, 2009

CoffeeMate, I am glad that I have met you after I have changed because you deserve a kind male friend.<br />
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SoSuMi- I hope young people can learn that they can become/overcome as they will...DD