Editor’s note: Lovefraud received a letter from a Turkish woman whom we’ll call “Mavi.”
I am a psychopath survivor, female, 34, from Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve been following your site for long time.
I’ve had an encounter with a P for 10 months. I’ve been through hard traumas and discarded him after I found out what was going on. It happened 1 year ago.
As you can guess I had to deal with his threats and stalking for months. That was a horror movie, an unbelievable evil.
I was already seeing a psychologist and begged him to help me stay alive, the pain was insupportable. He was traumatized too, after the truth came out, since he was the witness of my encounter and told me he was suffering from guilt because he couldn’t see and protect me from him.
The psychologist drove me to another psychologist, a woman who was practicing EMDR (which was the best move he had done for me). By the way, I think you should give some information about EMDR for your readers because I can say it’s a miraculous treatment and definitely effective.
In the mean time, I was determined to understand what had happened to me because it was certainly not normal. Unfortunately, psychopathy is a complete mystery in my country.
Most of the mental health professionals do not have any idea about personality disorders and they don’t know the socialized psychopaths. After my psychologist used the word “anti-social,” I started to research the disorder and found the term psychopathy.
I am a visual artist so it is far away from my professional area, but I’ve done my best to make proper research, collect the most significant materials and create a website.
My dearest psychologist was a great support. She also didn’t have an idea about psychopathy but we learned it together. Finally I created the first source in Turkish:
I was supported by other psychologists or psychiatrists who helped me to share the site on social portals.
Today I am done with my recovery, feeling great and I keep working in my workshop.