They are only using you and they want you to believe their lies for their own benefit. * You have the right to leave the drama of the relationship and not feel punished. In a recent mental health report, psychologists say that for a sociopath “Sustaining a marital relationship is often difficult due to expressions of physical aggression, extreme irritability and manipulative behavior.Break the cycle of dependence in a relationship with a sociopath by reaffirming your rights: * You have the right to set personal boundaries and have your partner respect them. These problems are accompanied by a lack of motivation to change.” If they see that you are not falling for their game, then they will to manipulate you again.If that doesn’t work, they will move on to the next target.Sociopathy and other personality disorders can be more common that you may imagine.For example, women who experience childbirth are at risk for developing a personality disorder due to the emotional response to giving birth.Up to 20% of mothers may experience a psychological problem according to a study on maternal mental health.The nature of a sociopath makes them infallible in their own eyes.A sociopath is focused on themselves and their desires, not yours.
Postpartum depression is also a potential mental health risk for women who give birth.In order for a person to recover from a sociopathic disorder, cognitive-behavioral therapy is prescribed “in which the therapist works with the patient to understand motives and meanings behind their behavior and focuses on strengthening the patient’s capacity to endure frustration, anger and loneliness without acting impulsively on those feelings.” Psychologists believe that cognitive-behavioral therapy works for sociopathic people.Feelings of joy mixed with anger and pain often are the hallmarks of a relationship with a sociopath.At one point in your relationship, everything was blissful and then it changed and it seemed like it was somehow your fault. It was never your fault, but a sociopath wants you to believe that you’ve done something wrong to have caused the pain in your relationship.
“In general, the aim of this therapy is to focus on the feelings that underlie the associated problems of ‘thinking in black and white.’ Furthermore, the patient’s family may be trained to set limits with the patient, rather than giving in to their threats and unreasonable demands.” Because they have no respect for the rights of others, a sociopath will act like you didn’t tell them not to do that thing that they just did.
You may have tried to set boundaries by telling your partner what you like and don’t like, but they won’t respect them.