By Lisa L. Hockett, MS, CFDS
When you have miraculously survived the divorce from a sociopath, you quickly become aware that the abuse becomes a different animal altogether. What hurts the most is realizing that this person, to whom you gave your life, is thoroughly incapable of seeing that attacks against you are really attacks against your children. One favorite quote from my life was, “Any action I take will be against you and not the children.” Well, when you are the one taking care of the children, those two things are inextricably bound. A custodial parent who is under constant attack by the non-custodial parent, be it mother or father, is absolutely compromised physiologically and emotionally, which affects energy levels to properly care for children. In addition, the financial destruction cannot be overstated.