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Research reveals men suffer similar effects as women of domestic violence

Although most reported domestic abuse is committed by men against women, a growing body of research has picked up on the prevalence and significance of domestic violence perpetrated against men, says research published in  Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts, according to two papers published by the American Psychological Association.

British researcher Anna Randle, PsyD, lead author of a paper summarizing two decades of research says that a lack of reliable data has led to some confusion in literature on domestic violence effects on men.  More rigorous research focusing specifically on male victims is suggested.

Posted in: Scientific research

My ex-husband and his mother both have narcissistic personality disorder

Spath TalesEditor’s Note: This SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Mary Agnes.”

I married a Narcissist and am SO glad we are not together anymore!

It took stupid love-blind me a few years to work out what my Narcissist-ex husband was doing. In short, he was stealing money from my family wealth over the years and giving it to his mother to spend on first class travel, cars, paintings, clothes, etc.

I spoke to a psychologist who informed me that it was likely that his mother and he were both narcissistic personality disorders, plus he was co-dependent on his mother.

At last, a man sentenced for hiding money to avoid child support and alimony

Lovefraud reader Anne Stevenson alerted Lovefraud to a story we missed.

A Sacramento businessman was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced for faking bankruptcy to hide millions of dollars. Steven K. Zinnel tried to get the FBI to investigate his wife. Instead, they investigated him.

Zinnel was ordered to forfeit $2.8 million to the government, and pay restitution to his ex-wife and sons.

Man who avoided child support by faking bankruptcy gets 17 years, on

Businessman sentenced to more than 17 years for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering, on


Jesse Matthew, arrested in Virginia student’s disappearance, could be linked to multiple rapes and murders

Jesse Matthew

Jesse Matthew

Lovefraud always says that, contrary to public perception, not all sociopaths are serial killers. But some of them are.

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, announced the discovery of a body which could be Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who disappeared on Sept. 13, 2014.

Jesse Matthew was arrested on Sept. 24, 2014, and charged with abduction with intent to defile in the Graham case. Today NBC News reported that Matthew will be charged in a 2005 sexual assault case.

Why did I want to hug the sociopath, even though I know he is bad?

Lovefraud recently received the following email from a reader who posts as “amhealing2012.”

Miss Donna, I spoke by email to you about 2 years ago about a guy I had been dating. You confirmed he was indeed a sociopath.

I have had no contact at all for over a year and a half. Strangely he has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks, thinking I saw him and thinking about him … today while coming out of the mall with my older daughter I heard his voice say, “I hope you found what you were looking for” … I turned and there he was with that cute grin on his face. IF not for my daughter being by me pushing me and saying, “mom just keep walking,” I would have gone and hugged him.

Every week the sociopath hooks up with shemale escorts

Spath TalesThis SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Carlisia.”

The sociopath left me and our son homeless.

We were involved six years ago when I became pregnant. He was very upset about the pregnancy and treated me badly, even offered me money to have an abortion.

He disappeared from our lives when our son was six months old and found another victim. Three years passed and because something went wrong with my child support I had to contact him again so he can fix it. We started communicating by email and exchanging pictures and he wanted to take me out to dinner to “catch up.”

Italian nurse allegedly murdered patients who annoyed her

Daniela Poggiali

Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali (Twitter).

Daniela Poggiali, 41, was arrested by police officers in Lugo, northern Italy, after 38 patients were found to have died on her shift.

An autopsy of  a 78-year-old victim revealed potassium chloride in the victim, which can stop the heart. Authorities believe she took pleasure in killing.

Italian nurse murdered 38 patients for pleasure and because she enjoyed the challenge.’ on

Divorce Corp.’s Family Law Reform Conference Nov. 15-16

Divorce Corp.’s inaugural Family Law Reform Conference will take place in Alexandria, Virginia on  November 15-16, 2014.

When the 2014 documentary, Divorce Corp, exposed the devastation caused by the U.S. divorce industry, many victims of the legal system cried out for action. The movie’s director, Dr. Joseph (Joe) Sorge, responded by offering to host a conference on family law reform, focused on changing the laws in a way that will help the general public navigate this difficult and trying process.

It’sOnUs — Why this pledge is important to Lovefraud members


By  Joyce Short

Editor’s note: Joyce Short is author of Carnal Abuse by Deceit. Visit her website

The frequency of sexual assaults on college campuses has become such a common occurrence that preventing further attacks inspired a nationwide campaign, endorsed by President Barack Obama. This effort, entitled It’sOnUs, calls attention to the many perilous ways students can be raped, but does not include rape by fraud, the crime of duplicitous sex that harmed many of us.

She is taking everything I own and trying to destroy me

Spath TalesEditor’s Note: This SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Victor.”

I met my wife seven years ago. She was still married but told me her husband was abusive and she was working on a separation with him.

He left the home and she bought him out (very little equity in the home). About six months after he left I moved in with her.

We became engaged after three years and had a very passionate relationship. I was so proud and happy and we were so close. We married in 2011.

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