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12 Signs You’re Dating a Psychopath (and What to Do About It)
When entering into a marriage, nobody thinks they're marrying a psychopath. If you've been with someone for long period of time, you think you know their best and worst qualities. But sometimes you end up marrying someone and their worst qualities don't come through until after the "I do. Robert Hare, author of Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us , and emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, told Reader's Digest that there are two million psychopaths in the United States , and he considers that a conservative estimate. Though it's easy to label someone who's wronged you a "psychopath" because of their behavior, discerning the difference between an actual psychopath and someone who's just severely unpleasant can be tricky. If you truly think you may be married to a psychopath, remember that a spouse exhibiting a few of these signs doesn't qualify them as a psychopath, and that an actual diagnosis can only be made by a medical professional.
Everyone has occasional mood swings and displays of emotional behavior. But, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you think, "my wife is crazy? Erratic behavior can occur for a variety of reasons, but it is possible that your wife is experiencing something common to women, but not often discussed. Does your wife break down into tears for no apparent reason, or has she suddenly developed panic attacks or a drastically shorter temper? Maybe she has developed anxiety that she cannot shake, or has nightmares more often than ever before.
Some People are Incapable of Growing Up
Women like this can be incredibly difficult to deal with and make life a living hell. Psycho women are elusive and know how to put on an act to slide under the radar. In fact, many crazy women of seem too good to be true. Be careful. She seems way too perfect. These are a few to get you started.
Karli writes as a therapeutic outlet and with the hope that her articles will be useful to others who have suffered psychological abuse. The safest policy is to have no contact with such dysfunctional individuals. However, there will be times when you will have to deal with a psychopath, whether it be a co-worker, some confrontational clown at the movie theater, a family member you couldn't avoid—parent, sibling, child, etc. Or perhaps, you're trying to co-parent with one of these personality disordered individuals. I am not a professional; my advice comes from my own personal experience, and from a wealth of resources—books, websites, forums, etc. In my opinion, the following are the three most important things to know when interacting with a psychopath.