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  1. Closure Without Contact

    Many survivors write that what they want more than anything is to find closure. Some hope that they can somehow obtain that closure from the psychopaths.
  2. 5 Boundaries for Survivors of a Psychopathic Relationship

    During the relationship, boundaries were destroyed and our identities were reduced so much that we hardly recognized ourselves. The lines were so blurred.
  3. "All of My Exes are Bipolar / Crazy / Hysterical / Bitter / Jealous / In Love With Me"

    “Crazy” and “Hysterical” are words of invalidation, minimization, and dismissal. They imply that any reaction you display is over-the-top.
  4. 7 Signs of Hypocrites & The People They Target

    Hypocrites are experts at blaming others, while empathetic people are experts at blaming themselves. You absorb their poison and begin to believe it as truth.
  5. Working Through Rage After Abuse

    Anger is usually perceived as a "bad" emotion. Most of us are taught not to talk about it or even acknowledge it. We are taught to stuff it down into our hearts
  6. Pathological Lying: A Psychopathic Manipulation Tool

    Pathological and compulsive liars have personality disorders, and those disorders can be placed on a psychopathic spectrum. Signs of habitual liars include:
  7. More Light Than Dark

    When we realize that the impressions we had of the psychopaths were not real, and were in fact the opposite of the truth, our eyes are opened up to a new life.
  8. It Could Not Have Ended Any Other Way

    In the end, it really wasn't you, it was the psychopath. You tried to deal openly, honestly, and lovingly with someone who exploited that.
  9. Victim Blaming, Concern Trolls, and Chicken Little

    We are all here because of a completely impossible situation that no normal human being could prepare for. No one deserves to be abused.
  10. Healing the Body After Abuse

    When we are in a constant state of fight or flight, it gets more serious and is not good for our health; in fact it can have very serious consequences.