My corrosive marriage to and my toxic divorce from a sociopath are chronicled in my book Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned (available via Amazon.com). My after-the-fact understanding of how I got trapped for so long in this hellish relationship is woven throughout.
Yet, to share the essence of the experience in far fewer words, I crafted the following poem (also in the book.)
If any of it resonates with you, I hope it helps you unveil an abusive relationship for what it is and motivates you to craft a safe exit strategy for you or for someone close to you whose life may be precariously entwined with a sociopath.
The Poem–Husband, Liar, Sociopath
I’m free of him. At last. At last.
The future’s mine. The past is past.
A vulture masked that preys on doves,
He baited me with care and love,