Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People

Psychopath Free Expanded Edition Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists Sociopaths and Other Toxic People Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath Chances are even if you did you would never know it Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators to the point where you start to a

  • Title: Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People
  • Author: Jackson MacKenzie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal Even if it hurts you All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying livesHave you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal Even if it hurts you All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns in a game of chess Using false praise and flattery to get what they want, they can lure any unsuspecting target into a relationship Once hooked, their charming promises spin into mind games and psychological torture Victims are left devastated and confused, unable to recognize or even put into words the nightmare that just took place This significantly expanded edition of Psychopath Free contains new chapters, updated content, and real survivor experiences Written from the heart, it is the first guide for survivors written by a survivor, offering hope for healing and thriving after psychopathic abuse Say goodbye to the chaos, self doubt, and victimization You are free.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. Admittedly, I picked this up to support a fellow Derryfield alum (Go Jackson!). I didn't expect it to speak to me since I have not (to my knowledge) dated a psychopath or anyone with a personality disorder. After reading Psychopath Free, it became clear that this book is not just about recovering from dating a psychopath. This book is about human relationships, empathy, and self-preservation. It's about protecting yourself from toxic relationships and forgiving yourself when you fall apart. I re [...]

    2. This is a really good guide to abusive relationships with psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. For those who have never considered that their partner might be suffering from a personality disorder, this could very well provide you with the answers you have been seeking.My abusive ex told me I was stupid (in far less polite terms) for falling for his lies (again, I'm cleaning up his language) and that he is a sociopath. He feels no empathy, no guilt, no remorse, he feels nothing for me, our e [...]

    3. Wow the intro had so much I could relate to it was scary. zyhe manufactured soul mate was both frightening and fascinating. Having ended my relationship and feeling free from it Already, a lot of the rest of the book didn't speak to me as much but did make me immensely glad that I am not feeling hung up on a psychopath. A lot of great tips and advice if you every come Across one of these toxic types. I highly recommend.

    4. I think everyone should read this book, even if they have not personally been in an intimate relationship with a Psychopath. With the high percentage of the population that have Cluster B disorders all people have been in contact with at least one, even if they haven't been personally affected, yet. It is educational, but also personal. It put things into words that I had experienced, but could not explain. I will likely refer back to this book often and read it again.

    5. I'll be the first to admit that I usually see self-help books as a scam. I feel that they don't dispense new or insightful advice. And with this book, in particular, I was a little wary about the lack of scientific study and statistics. With that said, if you're looking for a book rooted in social experiments and actual data, you won't find it here. However, if you approach this book the way I did (as a vulnerable, post-break-up hot mess), you might be pleasantly surprised. MacKenzie masterfully [...]

    6. All I can say about this book is that I was in a downward spiral into the darkest depression, questioning my sanity, my logic/reasoning abilities, what I saw with my own eyes and what I heard with my own ears, until I listened to it.When I wasn't using my self-defense mechanism of denial, my life and mind were in constant turmoil. For my own sanity and a consuming need for encouragement/distraction, I would search the Internet for books about toxic people, Narcissists, and manipulators. Psychopa [...]

    7. I loved this one for several reasons: 1. The gentle approach by the author is less technical, less judgmental and more healing than many self-help/psychology books. You won't find much in the way of numbers, statistics and studies; look elsewhere for that.2. I listened to the audiobook version of this title. The narrator is so wonderful, I got tingles listening to him (read: ASMR.) I think I'll listen again to this audiobook soon as stress relief! (Especially because society "out there" tends to [...]

    8. I purchased this book because I had a recent conflict with a psychopath in my life and I wanted some clarity. While this book does provide some clarity, I can't say it was necessarily the best book for my needs. I might have been a little upset when I made the purchase because I usually don't make poor purchases like this.The book draws largely from the author's experiences and provides a casual account of the author's experience starting a website support group for people who have dealt with ps [...]

    9. I'm giving it 4 stars more for its powers of personal validation than for the way it's written, which as some have mentioned can be repetitive (although this has is its own affirming power in my opinion. some things ought to be repeated like a mantra). It loosely charts the trajectory of a toxic relationship (although specifically one with a Psychopath as per the personal experience of the author) & the subsequent healing process. I especially appreciated reading about the unbearable multitu [...]

    10. This book is specifically written for people coming out of relationships with partners who suffer from personality disorders. It doesn't really address heartbreak because I don't think that's what a person feels coming out of violently abusive relationship with a disordered person. The aftermath of that kind of relationship is more of a permanently drained feeling, loss of a sense of self, of having all of your illusions shattered rather than real heartbreak. If you're suffering from those kinds [...]

    11. The most important book I have ever read. Changed my life and will help me going forward to not fall into the same cycle and traps of love, friendship, working relationships etc. The book is truly one of the best things that I have ever discovered. Recommend and so grateful.

    12. I think this book is life-changing and brilliantly put together. In my life, since my teen years, I have had approximately 9 relationships. Though I’m not a clinical person, I can still confidently say that of those 9, at least 7 would fall into a cluster B personality disorder (and two of those were diagnosed by clinicians). Plus, I dated about 5 more of these type guys for shorter periods of time but not long enough to consider them a “boyfriend”. Not only that but I’ve had the misfort [...]

    13. Helped me a lot to cope with my poisonous relationship.Absolutely warm and written in a friend-like manner to deliver the best out of this book!

    14. This book is more than amazing. It's less technical than other self-help books, but I guess that's what makes it amazing. It takes a warm, casual, light-hearted approach. It does a great job describing toxic relationship dynamics and the stages of recovery. It also has simple yet powerful ways to embrace the experience, brush off the dust, and finally recover. It also discusses the beauty of empathy, and the strengths of empathetic people that psychopaths don't have. It makes me feel like I don' [...]

    15. This is not a medical or academic book at all. It was more of a really good journal entry or share. If you want to understand psychopathy, I don't think this is really the book. If you need help *seeing shitty people in your life for what they are OR if someone is 'making you feel crazy' but you can't quite put together why, it's an excellent choice.The author is also very responsible about encouraging people to seek professional help. He is literally the first person to tell you what the book i [...]

    16. Seems like a very helpful resource for understanding and healing for those who have been in relationships with sociopaths or those with narcissistic personality disorder. Possibly mildly to moderately helpful to those recovering from relationships with manipulators or jerks, although several of the particulars will not apply.

    17. A must-read for everyone who were in an abusive (emotionally/verbally) relationship. This book does not differentiate if you were dating narcissist, psychopath or someone with borderline personality disorder. The bottom line is they are toxic people and the influence on their partner is the same. This is one of the best books about recovering from unhealthy relationship, it describes the pattern which is present in every toxic relationship, the stages (from the idealization to devaluation and di [...]

    18. Although I found this book insightful, it mainly focused on signs and recover of a romantic relationship with a psychopath/sociopath. For my own personal purposes of this book, I was hoping to understand more of the disorders on a broader and more detailed scale with anyone, such as a co-worker, a waiter, a friend, ect. This was a nice overview and makes a great relationship recovery book, and even though it lists the "Red Flags" of narcissists/sociopaths behaviors, the examples given were solel [...]

    19. I can honestly say no other book I ever read ever described my life as thoroughly and as in detail as this book has. I thought I was crazy and paranoid while in my relationship, and stupid when I was out of it. This book picked me up, brushed me off, and with uncanny detail described my experience in a long term relationship with someone I loved who recently discarded me heartlessly.This book has been instrumental in my healing. I almost did not pick it up because the title name seemed so dramat [...]

    20. After 150 pages my eyes started to glaze at the repetitiveness. If you're interested in the topic, maybe look for a book with a bit more social research behind it. You know, the kind of thing that has a citation now and then and reads a little less like an astrology book. However, it served its purpose for me as it reminded me of how unnatural it is to be flooded with compliments and drama within weeks of starting a new relationship. I don't need the label of psychopath or to wait around for shi [...]

    21. Still one of the best written books I've read on psychopaths and narcissists so far. This book is chock full of insights about the real-life experience of being with a narcissist. It's vivid, candid and on point. A real eye-opener for anyone who's ever been manipulated by a toxic person. While it may not be a clinical perspective of narcissism, I find it helpful for ANY survivor who's just gone through the experience. It's so healing and validating.

    22. A total eye openerAmazing book! Opened my eyes to what had happened to me in my marriage. I hope all women involved with mi ex could read this and save their hearts and minds. Mind blowing, eye opening but most of all, comfort for my heart and soul. I was emotionally raped by a psycopath and now I know the truth.

    23. I cannot recommend this book enough!! It echoes everything I've seen what my friend has gone through during her marriage & divorce from her psycho-ex.

    24. WOWeye opening, validation, immediately uplift of hope for the future. this book is a gift to those who still believe deep down that they are GOOD

    25. So technically, I didn't finish the book - I'm at about page 116, 117, something like that. I will finish it, just because I do want to see how it ends. However, judging from where I am now, I wouldn't be surprised if the second half of this book is as repetitive as the first. I've never read a self-help book before - in fact, when I bought this book, it was initially in the psychology section of my local Barnes and Nobles, and so I assumed it would have more psychology-oriented information on p [...]

    26. Have you ever read and book, and it was just SO RIGHT that it shocked you?"You begin to feel disgusted, horrified that you let this darkness into your life"That moment when you realize what has happened to you, it's shocking, and the above quote so accurately depicts the way that feels. This book is everything if you've ever endured the volatility of a relationship with a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. You have no idea what is happening to you, and when you do, your whole world is changed [...]

    27. Word of caution: the book is written mostly drawn from the author's personal experiences and the experiences of abused victims. It's not verified by science so if you decide to read it, you should be skeptical. I start reading this book because a friend of mine is a narcissistic abuse victim. I did some extensive research about narcissistic personality disorder and found numerous YouTube videos about the topic mostly done by former victims which find led me to this book.It is very well written a [...]

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