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  1. Why Sociopaths Idealize and Devalue People

    Like a black hole, they will suck the energy out of you until you have nothing left to offer, then discard you and blame you because the void is still there.
  2. "Your Feelings Are Wrong. You Are Bad."

    This person's words and behavior had nothing to do with you. The idealization had nothing to do with you. The devaluation had nothing to do with you.
  3. Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) After Narcissistic Abuse

    Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) are the triad of emotional abuse. These three feelings cause an overwhelming amount of self-doubt, anxiety, and unhappiness.
  4. "Why Am I A Magnet for Toxic People?"

    4 reasons why many people feel that they've become a "magnet" for toxic people after narcissistic abuse
  5. Forgiving Yourself After Narcissistic Abuse

    Self-forgiveness is a powerful, calming energy force that can melt old walls and bring us back to wholeness.
  6. Unraveling PTSD after Narcissistic Abuse

    Narcissists and sociopaths leave their targets feeling completely worthless. This is the core pattern of their relationships.
  7. Changes to the Psychopath Free Community Forum

    Statement from the Psychopath Free team on changes to the forum's structure and future.
  8. Healing and Recovery Resources

    Various articles, communities, blogs, and books about narcissistic and psychopathic abuse.
  9. The 12 Steps: Toxic Relationships vs. Addiction Recovery (Alcoholics Anonymous)

    One of the most interesting parallels between AA and recovery from a toxic relationship is "sobriety chips" / "no contact time".
  10. After Psychological Abuse: Finding Meaning From Suffering

    The natural outcome after healing is the awareness that love and compassion give our lives meaning and depth.