I Married a Con Man – So Maybe You Can Skip It.
If you’re in a scammer’s grip,
I hope you recognize, get away, go no contact
and recover before he or she can lie again.
It’s time to thrive.
I married a con man – accidentally. A long-time friend introduced me to someone as a short-term roommate – who very quickly became my husband.
True love scam is carried out by a con man – A con man is a sociopath.
Thank you for your courage, commitment and hard work, very well done and critically important to prevent future scams, helping prevent more trauma and tragedy. Hard to say, but you are lucky you made it out alive. The sociopath’s ruse is deception upon deception. Since people are objects they are disposable to the sociopath. Not all allow their prey to live to tell the tale. Your work may save lives … More. ~ Dr. Deborah Ettel, Ph.D. Psychology
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Sociopaths are heartless, pretending, parasites who cannot love.
Sociopaths lie as easily and automatically as we breathe. Also with the same necessity. Sociopaths lie for survival. Lying is their income, their persona – their entire existence – their normal. Their brain is different from a measurable biological standpoint. There are male sociopaths and female sociopaths. Either way, they know they’re monsters. They enjoy it. They love who they are; they do not love anyone or anything else – not even us.
Everything is a lie, an untruth, a misdirect.
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People ask: Didn’t you know he was a con man?!
Answer: No. I didn’t.
I thought he was my dream man.
I fell in love in seconds, so deeply, over the moon. A symptom of the sociopath’s profound mesmerizing effect on their prey. We met and married in seven days. Ten months later – looking into the eyes of a scary-scary stranger – I told him to leave. In complete terror, pulling faith, courage and wisdom from my life to untangle the surreal nightmare faux-lationship I took back my life.
Over three days time, stark proof came to light: I was married to a monster. I dug into my practice of SGI, Nichiren Buddhism, chanting early each morning, three successive days to know the truth, bringing an escalation of horrific reveals each day and a shrieking-silent avalanche of ten days of terror. – He knew that I knew what he was. – To protect myself I played dumb: faked regret, tears and submission – I borrowed his way of life: I lied – turning his myopic self-interest and vanity to my advantage to get him out. Then the real fear came.
The next year and a half recovering from trauma, while challenging the impossible, facing bone deep fear, undoing his damage, I discovered wives, abandoned children, fiances, business scams, large-scale fraud and deaths of innocent victims involved with him. He scampered off to nine countries – hopping from place, to place, to place – circling back and forth, attempting to outrun his deceptions – to flee his own life. He hid for a year and a half on a tiny Caribbean island, until he wore out his welcome. Today he’s still on the run, as every sociopath is for their entire lives.
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It took me a long time to realize that I was NOT alone in suffering with this as the PTSD exhibited itself a year after I left. (PTSD is a Thing After Life with a Sociopath) ~ Overcoming People with Authentic Love – OPAL, Facebook Page
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