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Escaping the sociopath and rebuilding your life
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About this course

Your disordered partner has betrayed you. Your life is in shambles, with any or all of the following jeopardized: your finances, home, job, health, children and identity. How do you get out of the quagmire?

It’s not easy, but it is possible. In this course, Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com, details the parallel paths to recovery. The first path is solving the practical problems of survival for you and your family — leaving safely; dealing with lawsuits, divorce or child custody; recovering your life. The second path is working on your internal healing — allowing yourself to grieve, so you can release the pain and move forward. The best way to recover is to pursue both paths at the same time, and you’ll learn exactly how to do it.

There is life, and love, after the sociopath. With this course, you’ll learn how to make the transition from devastation to happiness.

This is the third course in the three-part Lovefraud Recovery Series. The other courses are Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed and What Did They Want? Psychopaths, antisocials and other exploiters in romantic relationships.

Highlights

  • What NOT to do when you learn of your partner’s betrayal
  • Do you fight — or cut your losses and run?
  • Tips and strategies for lawsuits, divorce and child custody battles
  • What can help when your brain is traumatized
  • The key to getting through the experience

About the instructor

Donna Andersen is author of Lovefraud.com, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is also author of Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath and the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook. 

Donna learned about sociopaths the hard way—by marrying one. She tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud—How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan.

Donna has collected more than 5,000 cases of people targeted by sociopaths, and has conducted five Internet surveys of survivors. She has presented her research on sociopaths to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Donna is the program administrator for Lovefraud CE, which offers continuing education about personality disorders for survivors and mental health professionals.

Donna has appeared on television shows including ABC News 20/20, Who the Bleep Did I Marry?, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Handsome Devils, Urban Legends and The Ricki Lake Show. She has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, print articles and web posts.

Many Lovefraud readers thank Donna for saving their lives.

Cost and credits

The cost for this course is only $25 for 60 minutes of instruction. Once you purchase the course, you can access it online as long and as often as you want.

Although this course does not award continuing education credits, you will be able to download a certificate of achievement upon completion.

Learning objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what you need to do to safely escape
  • Gather information that you’ll need for a court proceeding
  • Evaluate whether you should fight or flee
  • Recognize the importance of No Contact
  • Understand how to approach deep emotional healing

Program Agenda

55 minutes of instruction

  • After the exploiter
  • Parallel paths to recovery
  • Naming the disorder
    • What is a sociopath?
  • Betrayal
    • What NOT to do
    • First – safety planning
    • Keep your plans secret
    • Understand the disorder
    • Change how you think
    • Gather information
  • Sociopathic tactics
    • Smear campaign
  • Fight or flight?
  • Making the break
    • No Contact
    • Surveillance
  • Sociopath in court
    • Divorce and lawsuits
    • Child custody battle
  • Moving forward
  • Key is acceptance
    • Find your own solution
    • Traveling the parallel paths
    • Change your worldview
    • Others may not understand
  • Your brain on trauma
  • Healthy habits
  • Deep emotional healing
    • Looking for joy
  • Protect yourself from sociopaths
  • You are not what happens to you

5 minutes questions and answers

Here’s a preview of the course:

Follow these parallel paths to recovery that you’ll learn in this course — solving the problems of survival for you and your family, and pursuing internal healing. In time, you can find joy and happiness again.

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  1. By AtPeaceToday! on September 11, 2017
    Excellent Class!!!!!

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