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Stop Asking Yourself Why and What

Patricia Jackson V3By Patricia Jackson

When you live with a sociopath or psychopath (the difference will be the subject of a future article) you find yourself analyzing everything he (or she if you were unfortunate enough to be targeted by the fifteen per cent that are estimated to be female) says can be a source of endless analysis.

The questions go something like this:

1) Why did he suddenly change? (Meaning why did he just go from being pleasant/kind/good/nice/reasonable to mean?)

2) What happened in his past that makes him act like this?

3) What did I say, do, fail to say, fail to do, that provoked him?

4) What if I do X. Y. Z? Or for that matter A. B. C. D. E. F. G. through W? (Maybe that will reach him.)

How Career Con Artists Take Risks With Your Career, Reputation, and Resources

Editor’s note: The following story was contributed by the Lovefraud reader “Abbie123.” Names have been changed.

A while ago, I was going through a difficult break up when an acquaintance friend of mine named “George” invited me to “get away from it all” at a conference held on an exclusive resort island, no strings attached. Although George and I had only known each other a few weeks, I was vulnerable and the rare opportunity to boost my own spirits and career by spending a weekend mingling with an elite group of international business leaders in my professional field in the lap of luxury so far from my painful reality seemed irresistible. But that was not what happened in reality.

Donna Andersen writes the Kathy Morris story for MailOnline

Lovefraud readers are familiar with the tragic story of Katherine Morris. She married Army Spc. Isaac Goodwin, only to find out the wedding was a sham and he was cheating with multiple women. She allegedly committed suicide, although her mother, Rev. Marguerite Morris, has convinced police to reopen the investigation.

This is my first story for MailOnline, which is the biggest news website in the world, with 130 million visitors in July 2013. More are in the works.

Police re-open ‘suicide’ case of wife who was heartbroken after she discovered ‘soldier husband only wed her for Army benefits and was sleeping with other women’, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Previous Lovefraud coverage of this story:

Please help a mother find justice for her daughter

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

 

Scot Young allegedly created “Project Marriage Walk” to hide assets from wife

When England’s property tycoon Scot Young and his wife Michelle separated in 2006, the bitter battle in one of England’s most famous divorces began. Michelle maintained her estranged husband was worth billions and was hiding assets of which she was entitled to half. Scot allegedly created a business structure called “Project Marriage Walk” to hide money from her.

On November 23, 2013 a judge agreed that Scot hid approximately £45million from the court and ruled he give  £20million to his ex-wife in one lump sum. Michelle Young called the amount of the ruling “a disgrace.”

Woman who says £20m divorce deal isn’t enough! This isn’t over, declares tycoon’s wife over sum she calls a disgrace, on Mail Online.

Divorcing A Sociopath: The First Steps Are The Most Difficult

by Quinn Pierce

I remember walking along the sidewalk, the ice-covered snow crunching under my feet.  The moonlight did nothing to warm winter’s night air, but I couldn’t feel the cold.

I just walked. One foot in front of the other.

Next to me, my dog, Sammy, followed my pace keeping her long Great Dane legs in short strides.  This was our usual Saturday night outing since separating from my ex-husband.  It was the only thing I could bring myself to do instead of sitting at home, missing my children and crying.

I tried so hard to shield them from the angry and hurt emotions swirling around my dissolving marriage.  I believed it was best to try to foster a healthy relationship between my boys and their father.  It was a naïve and potentially harmful decision for all of us.

Walking With Grief 

Nigeria prosecutes an Internet love scammer

Legal authorities in Nigeria prosecuted Nifemi Ayinla, 25, for swindling American Gina McCoy out of $25,000 in an Internet love scam.

That’s one Nigerian scammer down, and thousands more to go.

Internet love scam: EFCC arraigns 25-yr-old for defrauding American of $25,000, on Tribune.com.ng.

 

Shellie Zimmerman, George Zimmerman’s estranged wife, speaks out about abuse

Shellie Zimmerman

Shellie Zimmerman appeared on the “Katie” show.

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida, the night of February 26, 2012. Despite the media circus that followed, and Zimmerman’s high-profile trial last summer that ended with his acquittal, I have never written about this case.

Although it was a big story, I wasn’t sure it was a Lovefraud story. Most of the media attention focused on the racial aspects of the case. Most of the debate was on whether or not justice was served. Neither of these issues necessarily correlates with sociopathy.

There were a few hints that Zimmerman had sociopathic traits. In fact, a writer by the name of Shawn James did a good job of outlining them in his blog article, Why I believe George Zimmerman is a sociopath.

But now we’re hearing from Shellie Zimmerman, George Zimmerman’s estranged wife. And she’s describing behavior that all of us at Lovefraud will recognize.

Lovefraud reader’s case on Dr. Phil Monday

Sheri Brown, from British Columbia, Canada, learned that her husband, Timothy Szabolci, aka Andrew Szalolc, wasn’t s former Canadian Air Force pilot or a retired psychiatrist, as he claimed. The man was a con artist.

The case will be on the Dr. Phil Show Monday, Nov. 24. The con artist actually makes an appearance, and tries to “explain.”

Watch Did she marry an impostor? on Dr. Phil.com.

 

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Massive tax refund scheme exposed in New Jersey and New York

Manuel Rodriquez of New Brunswick was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison for tax refund fraud. According to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, dozens of people in  New York and New Jersey participated in the scheme.

Personal information from Puerto Rican citizens was obtained and used to create some 8,000 fake 1040 income tax returns that were electronically filed and due refunds.  Authorities were able to identify some addresses that were receiving these fraudulent  refund checks and intercept them before delivery, recovering more than $22 million.

New Brunswick Man Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme, from NewBrunswickpatch.com

Video: Women ignoring the Red Flags of Love Fraud

This Youtube video is a satirical and cringe-worthy look at women with skewed ideas of what’s appealing about men. Unfortunately, some of the behaviors look familiar. The video has gone viral.