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How to Recover from a Relationship with a Sociopath

November 20, 2012

A sociopath is someone with a personality disorder. There have been a number of cases where either a boy or a girl falls into prey to such psychotic people in a relationship and the result is for more disturbing and stupefying than it is generally portrayed. Sociopaths generally fail to live within the set of norms set by our society and culture and often prove them to be a huge danger for those who are close and to them and unaware of their disease. They repeatedly lie and manipulate people, mostly for their own gain and cause severe misunderstandings in a relationship causing a massive psychological disorder in the minds of the people. If you have been in a relationship with a sociopath, you need to break up, isolate yourself from them, give yourself time and seek therapy.

The following steps need to be undertaken by those who are/were in a relationship with a sociopath:

1)      Break up with that person:

This is the first step that needs to be done. You need to break up and completely isolate yourself from that person. You need to understand that you are a victim in this case and further ties with that person may impart an irreversible damage to your health and state of mind. You need to get it into your mind that this relationship is not your fault and you need to forget the person as soon as possible, for your well-being.

2)      Seek therapy:

Post break-up you can find a therapist who understands and treats sociopath persons. You need to let your therapist know about everything. The therapist in turn will help you to move on. You can also look out for groups or societies where similar victims share their experiences. You can also do the same. It will serve as a catalyst in getting you over that person.

3)      Give yourself time to heal:

It will take some time to get over this shocker. You just need time to relax and let things go. Spend time with friends and family members. Go to camps and try to engage yourself in various activities. At the same time, make it sure that the sociopath person doesn’t come in contact with you anyhow. Be patient.

4)      Be careful next time:

After you get over someone who is psychotic, make sure that your next partner is normal. You should choose wisely. He/she should not only be good looking but should be mentally sound too and should have a good character. You may avoid dating someone out of fear but you should not lose hope and faith in yourself. Take your next relationship very slowly and get to know the person before starting any relationship with him.


1)      The important thing is not to get involved with a sociopath a gain. A sociopath lies constantly, doesn’t feel guilt, doesn’t love and has impulsive and manipulative behaviors. So, if you see someone with the following traits, make sure you avoid the person as much as possible.

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