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How to use Lovefraud

Lovefraud_logo_4c_SQLovefraud offers you a wealth of information about sociopaths:

  • 100 pages of basic information
  • 3,000 blog posts (more every week)
  • 200,000 reader comments (growing every day)

Here’s how to navigate Lovefraud to take advantage of all the features. All the words in red are direct links.

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The Blog button takes you to the 10 most recent Lovefraud Blog articles. The rest of the gray buttons are the categories of blog posts. Click on any link to see all previous articles on the topic.

 

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Beware the sociopath — what you need to know

These pages explain the definition of a sociopath, the key symptoms, how to spot con artists, and what can happen when you encounter these predators.

You can read the pages in sequence —a link at the bottom of each page takes you to the next topic. Or, you can see links to all the pages at once on the site map.

 

Quiz: Are you a target?

Answer these 12 yes-or-no questions. Your score will tell you how vulnerable you are.

 

Lovefraud Risk Calculator

Experts estimate that 1% to 4% of the population are sociopaths. Enter your zip code to estimate how many live in your community. (Valid for U.S. zip codes only.)

 

Leaving a sociopath

You realize that you do have a sociopath in your life. Now what? This series will help you determine what to do.

You can read the pages in sequence —a link at the bottom of each page takes you to the next topic. Or, you can see links to all the pages at once on the site map.

 

True Lovefraud Stories

If you’d like to share your story, fill out the Lovefraud Media Survey. Lovefraud posts many of these stories as “Spath Tales” (without any information to identify you).

If reporters are looking for a story like yours, we can put them in touch with you.

 

Case histories

This is the index to Lovefraud’s collection of shocking true stories of unbelievable betrayal.

 

Lovefraud Store

Shop for books to help you understand and recover from sociopaths, including the three books by Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com.

 

Red Flags of Love Fraud

Donna Andersen’s self-help book explains the traits and characteristics of a sociopath. You’ll learn how you were hooked, how to escape, and how to keep yourself safe.

Additional links enable you to read endorsements, the book’s introduction and one chapter.

 

Love Fraud

Donna Andersen describes her personal entanglement with a sociopath in this rich, gripping true story. If you’ve dated or married your own social predator, this book helps you understand why the turmoil came into your life

Follow the links to read endorsements, the book’s introduction and one chapter. There’s also a photo album of pictures from the story.

 

Videos

Donna Andersen’s videos will help you understand sociopaths and how they manipulate you.

 

Online Education

This link takes you to Lovefraud’s catalog of online courses. We will offer continuing education courses for mental health professionals, along with courses to help the public understand and recover from sociopaths.

 

Colleges and high schools

The most effective way to prevent sociopaths from ruining lives is education, especially for young people. Donna Andersen is available to speak to high school and college students.

 

Lovefraud Education Nonprofit

Lovefraud plans to develop cost-effective packages to teach students how to spot and escape exploitative relationships. Help make the program a reality by donating to the Lovefraud Education and Recovery Nonprofit.

 

Resources Guide

When you need assistance, the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide is a directory of therapists, lawyers and other service providers who understand sociopaths.

Professionals — enable the people who need you to find you — join the Resources Guide.

 

Contact

Here are contact details for Lovefraud.com.

 

Personal consultations

If you need advice about your situation, talk to Donna. She is not a therapist, but after collecting more than 5,000 cases of people involved with sociopaths, she understands what goes on and can offer you practical suggestions.

 

 

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Google Translate

Translate Lovefraud into 17 languages by clicking the flags under the red menu bar, at the top of the widget column.

 

Recent comments

Here you’ll see the most recent comments readers have posted on Lovefraud articles.

 

Search comments

If you want to find a particular comment, type in a user name or any search term.

 

Join Lovefraud!

Stay up-to-date with Lovefraud articles, announcements and services by signing up for the Lovefraud email list.

 

Lovefraud videos

You’ll see the three most recent Lovefraud videos here, with links to the entire collection.

 

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Google Custom Search

To search Lovefraud, type any search term in the box located between the red menu bar and the headline on pages and posts.

 

Older and newer comments

Before the first comment on your screen, you’ll see links so you can read older and newer comments.

 

Reply

To respond directly to a particular comment, hit the reply button. Replies will be nested for a maximum of five levels.

 

Report this comment

If you seen an offensive comment, report it to the administrator.

 

Post a comment

To contribute to the Lovefraud conversation, write your comment in this window and hit “Submit.”

 

Subscribe to comments

If you want to be notified about comments on a particular post, check the “Notify me” box located directly under the “Submit comment” button.

 

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About Donna Andersen

Read about the author of Lovefraud.com here. Information on inviting her to speak to your organization is included.

 

Author profiles

Brief biographies of Lovefraud.com authors.

 

How to comment

Step-by-step instructions on how to register for Lovefraud so you can post comments. Note: The email list and blog registration are two different databases, so you need to sign up for them separately.

You’ll also find Guidelines for comments, along with Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual recovery.

 

Link to Lovefraud

Lovefraud’s content is copyrighted, so you may not republish it without written permission. However, you are welcome to link to any page or post. There’s even a button you can download.

 

Media coverage

Donna Andersen has made multiple television and radio appearances, and has been quoted in many articles. Go back to the old interviews — they’re full of great information.

 

Press releases

Lovefraud’s press kit and past press releases, including tip sheets and images.

 

Subscribe to Lovefraud

Another link that enables you to join the Lovefraud email list.

 

Visitor agreement

Lovefraud’s terms of service.

 

Write for Lovefraud

If you’d like to share your experience, observations or insights about sociopaths, please feel free to write an article for Lovefraud!

 

How to use Lovefraud

A guide to Lovefraud’s contents, which you are reading now.

 

Site map of pages

Here’s where you can find a list of links to all Lovefraud pages. This is especially helpful for finding articles with basic information about sociopaths.

 

Post archives by category

Lovefraud has about 3,000 blog posts, with more added every week. Here’s where you find the most recent 40 articles in every category, listed in reverse chronological order.

 

Post archives by year

If you want to dig deep into the archives, here’s where you’ll find all Lovefraud’s posts, organized by month and year.

 

Social media

Links to Lovefraud on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

 

Register 

If you want to post comments, click this link to register for the Lovefraud blog. Play the “Are you a human?” game, which prevents spam registrations.

 

Log in

Once you’re registered, log in with this link.