The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients’ recovery - but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call “apaths”. The first…
Important read for all empaths, whether degreed or not. I got stories. Doozies. I could write a book. Actually, I’m writing it now.
[I’m not homesteading just for the gardening, yo.]
My mom just read this article to me and it was like getting hit upside the head with a 2x4. This explains so fucking much. If you’ve ever been the target of manipulation or emotional abuse, this is definitely worth a read.
Know the signs, learn how to protect yourself from emotional vampires, both passive and active.
I never really knew how to put it into words until now, but explains exactly what I went through with my ex. I always knew this was exactly what people did to isolate their victims, but I never knew the actual terms for it. It’s definitely a good read for those who have experienced abuse or isolation.