This has an adult warning on it, but is so important for women to read. August McLaughlin pulls no punches.
When I put word out that I was planning a series on dating a sociopath, starting with my own story, I heard from numerous people who had done so. They’d moved on with their lives, learned a great deal and wished to weigh in.
Then I heard from a friend who I haven’t seen in a few years, whose story is quite different.
I’m currently in a relationship with sociopath/narcissist, she wrote. I’d love to help!
Wow. I asked if she could speak publicly and openly about her experience. Not all sociopaths are abusive, after all. I’d recently read about a neuroscientist who discovered, rather by accident, that he is a psychopath—and an overall good person. He’s what some call a pro-social psychopath; he’s chosen to lead by intellectual empathy.
So maybe, I thought, my friend and her guy were making it work! Maybe they’ve both embraced his diagnosis and she’d like to show…
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