I survived a sociopath. What’s your super power?

20130301-181031.jpgSociopaths aren’t just the serial killers and rapists we see on the 6 o’clock news. They are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, family members, and sometimes our “soul mates.”

Sociopaths are the charmers and manipulators. They are the people who appear together and well-groomed at first glance, but hide many secrets and lies underneath their mask of sanity.

Sociopaths, in the early love-bombing stage of an intimate relationship, use many superlatives in order to woo and control their victims:

  • You are the love of my life.
  • I have never known anyone like you.
  • You are perfect for me.
  • I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
  • I never want to leave your side.
  • You are the most beautiful person I have ever met.
  • We are perfect for each other.
  • You are exactly what I have been looking for my entire life.

I was in an abusive relationship with a man whom I can only describe as being a narcissistic sociopath. (I have a page dedicated to recognizing narcissistic sociopaths. Reading it may provide some clarity and insight.) My mental, emotional, and physical health deteriorated quickly over a short period of time, just months. Luckily, I was able to escape through careful planning and determination to save myself and my 5-year-old son who was also abused by this man.

In August 2012, I published my first book based on my experiences with (and escape from) a sociopath. It’s a short and quick read, just about 75 pages. This tiny book packs a lot of punch and has helped many who have been victims of sociopaths. My readers have discovered the clarity and validation needed to help them on their healing journey.

Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath is available on Amazon for the Kindle, Barnes & Nobel for the Nook, and in soft-bound format on either site. Learn more about my book and purchase it through the book’s official site: www.storyofasociopath.com.

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  1. Introvert here (INFJ) as well… Stumbled upon your article “Introverts and Emotional Vampires – A Toxic Mix”. Looking forward to reading your book now. Two years stronger down a path of recovery from my narc. ex… Devalue and discard to a “T”. Haven’t talked to him since. Rebuilding and embracing my love of myself, my talents and soul as an introvert. Thank you for the writing, Paula. ❤


  2. The statement you have here are the exact comments I heard from “the widow” of Ray when she wanted to move into his house and after the final arrangements she arranged with her “family and friends”. He was the “love of my life”. I just can’t function because of my grief and on and on.


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