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Psychopath, Sociopath — is there a difference?

Recently there was some discussion at this blog about the differences (if any) between the terms psychopath and sociopath.  (The discussion was in the comments thread of the post My Own Private Dexter.) I contacted Dr George Simon Jr, PhD, psychologist, author and blogger (also his articles here) to ask his opinion on the meanings …

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A Study in Narcissism

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, …

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A male survivor’s story — by Friend in Need from Europe

[October 30, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Note from Barb: Friend in Need does not speak English as his mother tongue, so I have helped him with English spelling and sentence structure. *** Many many years …

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Treating his bi-polar didn’t fix his abusiveness – a story from a survivor

When my husband and I got married I was 20 and in love. I knew he was bi-polar and I knew it ran in his family but I loved him and I believe we could work through anything. Looking back over the past seven years I am now trying to de-tangle what was the mental …

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Coping as a Spouse of Someone With An Emotional Disorder

Because an emotional disorder was a major component of why my marriage was so painful and multiple people have brought this up recently, I thought it might be helpful for me to share some of the things I learned. I was very blessed to live near one of the best institutions in the country, and …

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New story by a woman whose partner had Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new reader, Nojustice Justus, has written an excellent account of her marriage to a man who suffered from Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can read her story here. This post is just to let you all know about her story, but please do not comment here: go to the link and read her story and …

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