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Married to a pyschopath???

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08 Jun 11 #272130 by hadenoughnow
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It would be potential libel if they were either named or clearly identifiable but in this article everything is to be anonymous so that is not an issue.

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08 Jun 11 #272174 by .Charles
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It sounds as though the author really should be focusing on sociopaths rather than psychopaths but I guess psychopath sounds more 'sexy'.

I have no doubt the subsequent article will be sensationalist and superficial.

Please note that I am genetically predisposed to be cynical but I am aware of the effect this has on others i.e. annoyance therefore I exhibit no sociopathy or psychopathy. As such this post contains no irony. Unlike spinach - which is very irony.

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08 Jun 11 #272183 by rubytuesday
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"I Married a Psychopath - and survived" is more likely to attract readers than "I Married Someone Who was Slightly Weird - and Survived".

Seriously, if anyone is interested in telling their story (anonymously) and possibly helping others in the process, contact Hadenoughnow.

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08 Jun 11 #272187 by Foppish
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"I Married a Psychopath - and survived" is more likely to attract readers than "I Married Someone Who was Slightly Weird - and Survived".


or indeed "I married someone who I thought was great and the love of my life, but who, as time went on, and definitely since we have split up, has not acted like my best friend and now I'm inclined to believe was slightly wierd - and survived".

My ex and I both think the other has one - or more likely ALL - the personaility disorders. He regularly calls me a psychopath (because of taking antidepressants - which I beleive makes me more likely to be neurotic than a psychopath but heyho).
The various PD have lots of traits in common with each other AND with the general population at large. If you read the Jon Ronson book, I think he makes that point. My understanding is that these traits are things we all have to one extent or the other and that the list is used as a screening tool by a professional to help diagnose what might be going on, not in isolation, but in the presence of clear clincial issues.

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08 Jun 11 #272189 by rubytuesday
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Had's original post was to find out if anyone would be interested in taking part in the media request she had received.

Media requests are very carefully screened - and while perhaps the use of the word "psychopath" may be a bit glib in the original request, if Had (an experienced journalist herself) thought that this request was of the usual "car-crash" request (you know - something along the lines of "I married a Jedi Knight and it lead to Star-Wars in the divorce courts", or "I married my sister's husband's sister's ex-husband and now we all live together".... aka Jeramey Kyle)then the request wouldn't have been posted.

As Had has stated, anonymousness is assured so if you would like to contact her to express an interest, please send her a PM :)

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