Donna Andersn is a journalist who founded the website Love after she came out of an abusive marriage with a sociopath.
The website is now a popular go-to place for people who have been through abuse, to help teach them to recognise and avoid sociopaths.
Psychologists and the online community of survivors of narcissistic relationships use several terms to help make sense of what happened to them, such as why they fell for a narcissists charm, why they were targetted, or what made someone they loved treat them this way.
Because once you start to be able to talk about it, you can start to realise the way you were treated wasn't okay.
Some clients have sort help and support whilst in a relationship.
Or maybe they’re just the totally normal guy who served you coffee this morning.
You may feel like you're always saying the wrong thing and making your partner angry, but you have no idea what set them off.
Without the right words, everything can seem confusing, especially if you haven't read about personality disorders before.
Psychopaths make up about one percent of the general population (as in, not in a mental institution or jail) and most of them aren’t serial killers.
They’re your conniving co-worker who somehow seems to get away with everything.
All have had an element of confusion as their partner changed from Mr/Mrs perfect to Mr/Mrs nasty. You are likely to think how lucky you are to have found them.