This is also true even if you never had children but you adopted a pet, dog or cat, while dating, living with or engaged to a sociopath. Like children, animals are possessions they in order to use, abuse and control others.
They will laugh with impunity knowing they “won” and come up with all kinds of reasons why they deserve the dog and you don’t. The only person they are fooling is themselves. Everyone else just sits back shaking their heads at the ridiculousness of the sociopath. No one likes him; everyone just tolerates him. And that is the unfortunate fate of their children: they just tolerate Dad or Mom.
It’s so sad, but completely within the sociopath’s control to end it if the sociopath would just be willing to accept that he’s a piece of trash unsuitable to be in close proximity to any non-sociopathic person, man, woman, child or animal.
But, then again, sociopaths have zero control over themselves and that’s why they need to control YOU.
Great post, Nikki! Namaste!
It can be difficult enough coming out of the relationship with the sociopath. Your mind is left in a fog after gaslighting, manipulation and abuse. You are heartbroken to see that everything you had invested, and put into the relationship was neither valued, or appreciated by the sociopath.
The charming person that you met, that appeared to be the ‘love of your life’ has either had enough of the responsibility of parenting and has left for a less responsible life, or you have had enough and asked your sociopathic partner to leave, or felt that you had to flee for your own sanity and for the welfare of your children.
Whatever the outcome, ending the relationship, which you think is going to end the problems, is often just the beginning of what can feel like an absolute nightmare.
How do sociopaths view their children?
You might think that as sociopaths…
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