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Living with, Loving and LEAVING the Sociopath Narcissist

The Sociopathic Spouse - 9 Signs Your Husband Or Wife May Be a Sociopath
By Shannon E Cook

Marriage has its ups and downs and requires effort on the part of both partners to be successful. However, there are situations where it seems no amount of effort on your part improves your relationship. If your partner is affected by a personality disorder such as sociopathy or psychopathy (many use the term interchangeably), the relationship can be a bewildering, hurtful, and destructive experience. Sociopaths differ from the rest of us in their mental "hard wiring," leading them to behave in ways we may not be able to understand or relate to, and that hurt us very deeply. While only a licensed mental health professional can diagnose a sociopath, here are 9 signs that you can look for if you have suspicions about your partner:


Breaking up with a sociopath narcissist? Be prepared for the battle of your life! While you are an emotional basketcase, he is as Cold as Ice! While you are left holding down the fort and dealing with the real-life responsibilities, he walks away from everything leaving you to mop off his stage and pay his bills. He will punish you in ways you couldn't possibly have ever imagined...

....and not even acknowledge it to himself! Why? Because he's off charming the socks off of new women as if your years together didn't even exist!

The sociopathic narcissistic ex continually acts in abusive, bewildering and confusing ways. He is not above committing destructive acts. When the breakup becomes a reality, it is likely that his 'false persona' will completely disappear all together and you will most likely experience the most hurtful of behavior from him. He is completely lacking in empathy, and - since he is not receiving any admiration from you anymore - he will dismiss you and discard you as worthless to him, consequently dropping any fake front that he use to put up in order to keep you in the relationship. Click here to read 'The Counterfeit Heart: Breaking Up With a Narcissist - the Sociopath in Your Life' by Tigress Luv

1. Failure to conform to social norms. The sociopath often believes that the laws of society simply don't apply to him or her. There is a tendency toward criminal behavior and pushing the boundaries of what is socially acceptable behavior.

2. Lack of remorse. A sociopath does not have the same "conscience" that the rest of us possess. Guilt is a foreign concept. As a result, a sociopath may actually feel entitled to take advantage of and hurt others, because they look down upon the weak who "deserve" the treatment. If the sociopath tries to mimic guilt, it is just that, an acting performance, and is typically geared toward convincing you they care for their own benefit and advantage.

3. Poor impulse and behavioral control. Sociopaths are big about instant gratification, and tend to behave compulsively. This may lead to drug or alcohol addiction, and/or sexual promiscuity.

4. Consistent irresponsibility. These individuals may have difficulty holding down a steady job, paying bills on time, and/or honoring commitments.

5. A tendency toward boredom. There is actually some research that suggests that the fight or flight response in sociopaths may be muted or altered. This may lead toward risky behaviors and a need for greater stimulation.

6. Aggressive behavior, as evidenced by fistfights or other violent behavior. Not all sociopaths are physically violent, however.

7. Deceitfulness, conning, and manipulation. The sociopath may be an accomplished liar, using deceit to get what he or she wants. Frequently, sociopaths adopt a parasitic lifestyle whereby they exploit and con others into taking care of their finances and other needs.

8. Shallow emotional depth. There may be oodles of charm and charisma there, but true depth and substance of emotion is lacking.

9. Exaggerated sense of self worth. The sociopath may exaggerate accomplishments, behave disdainfully toward others, and have a sense of superiority.

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Shannon Cook is a personal growth and relationship expert who has written a number of informative articles and ebooks on the topic of toxic relationships and holistic personal growth, including physical, emotional and relationship health

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