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Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers free online chat 4/30/17 at 8 pm EST

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers FREE online chat support group.  Mary Ann GlynnExperience the support of people who know!  Join our free online live chat support group Sunday night, April 30, 2017 at 8 pm EDT at www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com.  Share your struggles and get feedback, support, and hope from others who get it.  The group is professionally run.  

Here’s how to join:

At 8 pm come to the site and scroll down the home page to the Services section. Click on the green highlighted “live chat support group,” and you will be brought to the chat room as a Guest#.  When the chat room is not open that link will take you to a page with info on the next group.  Hope to see you there!

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Girl, 17, and her boyfriend, 18, murder her grandparents as they slept

Cassandra Bjorge

Cassandra Bjorge

Wendy and Randall Bjorge, both 63, won custody of their granddaughter, Cassandra, 17, last year. The teenager lived with them in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

But Cassandra said she “had basically had enough.” So she and her boyfriend, Johnny Rider, 18, allegedly murdered them.

After the grandparents had gone to bed, they broke into the house, bludgeoned them and slit their throats.

Teen couple invited friends over to smoke weed and party after murdering girlfriend’s grandparents and hiding their bodies in the house, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Gunman in San Bernardino school shooting just married the victim in January

Cedric Anderson and Karen Smith.

Cedric Anderson and Karen Smith.

Cedric Anderson and Karen Smith, both 53, married on January 28, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. A month ago, Karen left him.

Monday, April 10, Anderson walked into the San Bernardino elementary school where Karen was a special needs teacher. He shot Karen, killing her and an eight-year-old boy standing behind her. Another boy was injured. Then Anderson killed himself.

“She thought he had a wonderful husband, but she found out he was not wonderful at all. He had other motives,” said Irma Sykes, Karen’s mother, according to the Daily Mail.

“She left him and that’s when the trouble began. She broke up with him and he came out with a different personality. She decided she needed to leave him. She was going to divorce him.”

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Con man Lasse Hartmann guilty of scamming more than 20 people out of £104,000

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Lasse Hartmann (Police photo)

A British food blogger, Adanma Wokoh, thought she found her soul mate.

Her fiancé, Lars Patreus, was a multi-millionaire wine trader, formerly active in Danish Special Forces, and had provided mental coaching to the elite runner, Usain Bolt.

Actually, he was a Danish con man, Lasse Hartmann, who had recently been released from prison for scamming his own father.

Hartmann was convicted of 22 counts of fraud in Snaresbrook Crown Court in the United Kingdom. He will be sentenced on April 28.

Bride-to-be ‘discovered her entrepreneur fiance was a wine scam fraudster who duped suppliers at their £50,000 wedding and spent just £20 on her fake engagement ring’, on DailyMail.co.uk

Danish conman Lasse Hartmann who told girlfriend they would move into £4.7m Barnes home before tricking her out of thousands of pounds found guilty of fraud, on YourLocalGuardian.co.uk.

 

Woman charged with murdering her children’s father posts $35 million bail

Tiffany Li (San Mateo County Sheriff's Department)

Tiffany Li (San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department)

Tiffany Li, 31, of Hillsborough, California, is charged in a murder-for-hire scheme in the death of Keith Green, 27, the father of their two young daughters.

Li was released from jail yesterday after posting an unprecedented $35 million in bail. Li comes from a wealthy Chinese family, and her mother, along with family friends and associates, raised $4 million in cash and pledged 15 properties valued at $62 million. (In California, twice the bail amount must be met if property is used in lieu of cash.)

Li and Green were in a custody dispute. Friends of Green said he feared for his life.

Millionaire Chinese real estate heiress accused of ordering the murder of her ex is freed on $35 million bail – to the horror of his family, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Millbrae Murder Suspect Tiffany Li Posts Unprecedented $35 Million Bail, on SFIst.com

With a sociopath, the promise “I’ll change” is just another con

Husband Liar Sociopath

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 43A: No Way Out

At the end of the summer, before Jessica’s first year of high school and Daniel’s first year of middle school, I took them with me to spend four days in Vermont with my parents. I needed the weekend away from Paul to try to know my own mind. I did not tell Paul this, only that I wanted to take the kids to see my parents. When I had done this in the past, there was always never-acknowledged, emotional hell to pay for “abandoning” Paul. I didn’t care.

Wall Street Journal explains that anyone can be conned

con manSophisticated readers of the Wall Street Journal beware: You can be conned, just like the rest of us.

The following article, by Susan Pinker, appeared in last weekend’s edition:

You can’t be fooled by a con? Don’t count on it, on WSJ.com.

The Journal doesn’t provide articles for free, so I’ll provide a summary of key points:

  • 35 million Americans fall for scams each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • One reason we fall for scams is because we are biologically programmed to trust and cooperate.
  • Research shows that we can detect a lie only about 50 percent of the time.
  • The unconscious mind may be better at detecting lies than rational focus.

So if you’ve been conned or deceived – and if you were involved with a sociopath, you probably were – it doesn’t mean you’re stupid. It means you’re human.

Why her happy marriage did not exist

overcoming numbness

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Lovefraud received the following letter from a reader:

I was not in a disastrous relationship with my S. Our relationship was less than three years, our marriage less than two when he openly cheated and decided to leave me, then played games of false reconciliation, which in hindsight were so he could have two sex partners.

The short end of my question is … How do you reconcile the basically happy marriage, the illusion of a man you married with the horrible monster he has become in trying to create turmoil in your life and use your greatest love (your child) to hurt you?

Range of behavior

One reason why it’s so difficult to spot sociopaths is because they are not all the same. Sociopathy is a trait that varies from person to person. You could compare it to a trait like intelligence—not all intelligent people are intelligent in the same way. Some people are smart in academics, some people have mechanical skills, some people are artistically brilliant. They are all intelligent, but intelligent in different areas of life.

Woman allegedly shoots boyfriend, tells cops ‘Don’t worry about it’

IMG_0067Paula Lynn Hobbs, 51, or Orlando, Florida, has a history of forgery, fraud, theft and battery. She spent seven years in prison. Now, she has been charged with murder.

She is accused of shooting her boyfriend, Everett Leslie Humble, 63. A passer-by saw his unresponsive body on the porch of their apartment and called police.

Woman facing murder charges asks Orlando cops to ‘Tell me he is dead,’ on OrlandoSentinel.com.

 

 

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers FREE online chat room 4/9/17 at 8 pm EST

Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, offers FREE online chat support group.  Mary Ann GlynnExperience the support of people who know!  Join our free online live chat support group Sunday night, April 9, 2017 at 8 pm EDT at www.destructiverelationshipshelp.com.  Share your struggles and get feedback, support, and hope from others who get it.  The group is professionally run.  

Here’s how to join:

At 8 pm come to the site and scroll down the home page to the Services section. Click on the green highlighted “live chat support group,” and you will be brought to the chat room as a Guest#.  When the chat room is not open that link will take you to a page with info on the next group.  Hope to see you there!

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