The woman on the phone desperately wanted someone to believe her. She was being emotionally abused by both her husband of 21 years and her 19-year-old son. Yes, she’d had an affair, but the husband thought it was a good idea. Then he abandoned her. Then he returned, but refused her any access to the family financial assets. Then he embarked on a smear campaign—telling her relatives how concerned he was about his wife. In his opinion, she was bipolar.
The son, in the meantime, threatened to slit her throat.
To me, the woman sounded like she was being manipulated by sociopaths and suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. She needed a therapist and a lawyer in California, where she lives.
Do you know someone who can help her?
Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide
Lovefraud gets requests for professional referrals all the time. Do we know a shrink in New York City? Do we know a lawyer in Chicago? Do we know someone who won’t be fooled by a sociopath?
In response to this dire need, we are launching the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide. This will be a national—and perhaps international—online directory of professionals who understand the machinations of a sociopath. It will be part of Lovefraud.com.
The Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide will include listings for:
- Therapists (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers)
- Child advocates (guardians ad litem, child and family investigators)
- Private investigators
- Forensic accountants
- Expert witnesses
- Social service organizations
Here’s what will make our directory different and important: Every professional will come with a recommendation that he or she was effective in dealing with a situation caused by a sociopath.
Many professionals are competent and caring, but unknowledgeable about sociopaths. They may not realize how calmly and convincingly sociopaths lie, how they recruit others to lie for them, and how they disregard the rules, even court orders.
Those are not the professionals who will make it in our directory. When it comes to sociopaths, the service providers in the Lovefraud Professionals Resources Guide will get it.
Built on your recommendations
How will we build this directory? With your help.
If you’ve dealt with a therapist, lawyer or other service provider who was able to help you, let us know. Please send the following information about the professional to firstname.lastname@example.org.:
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- E-mail address
- A brief description—one or two sentences—of how the professional helped you.
Lovefraud will then contact the service provider and ask him or her to participate in the directory.
It doesn’t matter where you are located and where the service provider is located. Sociopaths are everywhere, and professional help is needed everywhere. In time, we hope to have listings from all over the United States and the world.
Having been through the meat grinder of sociopathic deception, you know how devastating it is, and how important the right assistance is. Please help Lovefraud help other victims. If you know of an effective service provider, send the information to email@example.com.