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Judge Lou Olivera, of the Cumberland County, North Carolina, veterans court program, sentenced Sgt. Joseph Serna, a Special Forces soldier who did four combat tours in Afghanistan, to 24 hours in jail for violating probation.

Judge Olivera knew that Sgt. Serna suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So when the judge saw Serna trembling as he turned himself in to serve the sentence, Judge Olivera decided to serve the time with him.

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Psychopaths and altruists

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Psychopaths, who feel nothing for people, and altruists, who feel overwhelmingly for people, are two ends of a continuum on how people relate to each other, says Alison Gopnik, writing in the Wall Street Journal.

The amygdala, a particular part of the brain, reflects this continuum. It’s smaller than normal in psychopaths and larger than normal in altruists.

Gopnik’s article may be a revelation to many Wall Street Journal readers, but probably not for Lovefraud readers. What was shocking, however, was the New Yorker story of the psychopath that Gopnik referred to.

 

She was almost like a drug that I was addicted to

Spath TalesEditors Note: This SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Sawyer”

1. Started talking in October, she met me through my sister’s Facebook. She saw a pic of me that my sister posted with my niece. She winked in the comments and added me on Facebook on October 2nd.

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Sociopaths Count On Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

Husband Liar Sociopath for storeBy O.N. Ward

Every week, a chapter of my book, “Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned” (available via Amazon.com, just click on the title or book cover) will be published here on Lovefraud. To read prior chapters, please see the links at the bottom of the post.

Chapter 3: Sociopath Math 

I can almost hear the collective cacophony. “Onna! That can’t be the whole story. There has to be something more to it. There are always two sides.”

 

The psychopath wormed his way into my life

Spath TalesEditors Note: This SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader who goes by the name  of”Thinking Girl”. The names in this story have been changed.

The sociopath was a man 18 years my junior.

He targeted me while I lectured at the university where he did a degree. He was not my student. He would follow me around, stalk me practically until after a year he wore me down with his attentions. He was always helpful, but wanted my help as a mentor.

I was going through a separation from my husband. The psychopath wormed his way into my life.

Was Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, Heather Mills, a sociopath?

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Bucci/Getty)

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Bucci/Getty)

A new biography of Paul McCartney of the Beatles paints his ex-wife, Heather Mills, as a money-grubbing liar who took millions of pounds, and several properties, in the divorce.

She claimed she was sexually abused and left home at 13, which was a lie.

She claimed to be a former high-fashion model, when she really posed for downmarket lingerie catalogs.

She even said she was in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, which was total fabrication.

Even the rich and famous can fall for the romance scam.

To recover from the sociopath, allow yourself to feel the pain

 

Protect-your-heart-300x200Lovefraud just published a Spath Tale in which a reader, “simpleme56,” describes her terrible experience of multiple betrayals. Here’s how she begins her story:

I came from an abusive childhood, an abusive marriage, and worked hard for over thirty years to heal, to educate myself to be able to understand the dynamics of my abuser and move forward in my life.

Believing she finally found an incredible man, she left the abusive marriage, but quickly learned, to her horror, that the new man was another abuser. If you haven’t read her story yet, I invite you to do so:

Back and forth, from the abusive husband to the sociopathic boyfriend

Spath TalesEditor’s Note: This SPATH Tale was submitted by the Lovefraud reader who goes by the name “simpleme56.”

I came from an abusive childhood, an abusive marriage, and worked hard for over thirty years to heal, to educate myself to be able to understand the dynamics of my abuser and move forward in my life. I’m not 100% healed. But I came to terms with my life and began to move forward with education and professional jobs.

And at 48 I met who I thought was the most incredible man I had ever met. I thought I was smart and was very careful waiting a year to see if the other shoe would drop and it didn’t.

Man slits his estranged wife’s throat in Hawaii supermarket

Steven Schmidt mug shot

Steven Schmidt mug shot

Stephen Schmidt, 45, is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Kehau Farias Schmidt, 24, in a supermarket in Maui, Hawaii. He also allegedly stabbed two other men who tried to intervene.

A witness said Stephen Schmidt appeared to be stalking the young woman. He was arrested and his bail set at $3 million.

 

Man charged in fatal stabbing of wife at Maui grocery store, on HawaiiNewsNow.com.

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Sociopaths and forced teaming – ‘we’re in this together’

Husband Liar SociopathBy O.N. Ward

Every week, a chapter of my book, Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned” (available via Amazon.com, just click on the title or book cover) will be published here on Lovefraud. To read prior chapters, please see the link at the bottom of the post.