My daughter has been living with a sociopath for 3 1/2 years, how can I make her realise that his behaviour is NOT normal? Does anyone have any experience of this, and if so, what, if anything, were you able to do?
Back story: He's managed to isolate her from everyone she knew before she met him, including myself, 2 out of 3 of her children, and all of her friends. Everyone tried to warn her about what he was doing, but of course he was so clever that he was able to manipulate her into thinking that he was the only one that really loved her, and that she only needed him.
Just very occasionally she let's slip a glimpse of the person she used to be, but contact between us these days is so stilted that I got to a point recently where I almost gave up, when all she had to write to me about after 3 weeks of no contact was the weather. He reads everything she writes to me, and will make sure he hears every single word that is exchanged between us on the rare occasion that we are able to speak on the phone, so it's impossible to say anything to her that he doesn't know about.
Over time, after the vile things that she has said and done, I'd begun to think that she'd changed of her own accord, but having this morning read up on the subject of sociopathy, I realise that it's all part of his control and training of her, and now feel that I want to do something to help her see how abusive this relationship is. HELP!!!
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