Going Mental: How Do You Know When a Sociopath, Narcissist or Borderline Is Lying?

Their lips are moving. The End. That’s a facile and clichéd answer, but, more often than not, an accurate one. Sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, borderlines and histrionics lie for many reasons. Self-preservation (e.g., to avoid jail or other unwanted natural consequences for their bad behavior), to manipulate or exploit others to get money, sympathy, power, attention, security, a relationship […]

In His Own Words: Men Can’t Be Abused, Can They?

It is day 2 of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today’s In His Own Words is an emancipation proclamation of sorts. “JC’s” experiences are an illustration of how some men can be blind to the often egregious abuse they suffer. If a man had chucked a coffee mug at a woman’s head, there would be no doubt such behavior is abusive. Because […]

Going Mental: Addicted to a Borderline

But I love her! I know I should leave her, but I’m afraid she won’t be able to survive without me. I just want to help her. She can’t help it, she had such a bad childhood. Yes, she’s abusing the children and me, but there’s just got to be a way to get through […]