Victims must also be able to look within in order to recognize some of the qualities and patterns of behavior that left them vulnerable to psychopathic seduction in the first place, so that it won’t happen again.
This process isn’t about assuming responsibility for all the evil things the psychopaths did, which are unjustifiable and inexcusable.
Most books about psychopathy focus primarily on explaining what this personality disorder is, the list of symptoms of the psychopath, and persuading readers why it’s very important to get away from such pathological individuals and establish no contact.
This information is essential to what I’d call the first phase of escaping the psychopathic bond: realizing you’ve been conned, emotionally and/or financially, by a dangerous social predator and understanding his pathology.
Since psychopaths are very sociable and promiscuous, this means that millions of psychopaths in this country alone adversely affect hundreds of millions of lives.
As its title suggests, teaches victims and the general public how to recognize the red flags of the psychopathic bond—which are far from obvious in the beginning.
That’s also why they commonly engage in cyberstalking and stalking, both before and after a relationship is over.It’s about owning our power of discretion and choice in the future in seeing that, at least to some extent, we also had it in the past.There were red flags in the relationship early on that we chose to minimize or ignore.But as a professional writer myself, I’d say that the most distinctive feature of is the quality of the writing, both in content and form.Donna’s writing is well-documented and informed, engaging and psychologically insightful.