Are you a survivor of emotional or physical abuse by a parent?
Have you done the deep healing to have a successful life personally and in your own family life to break the generational narcissism or sociopathy?
Are you a former spouse of a sociopath and want to make sure you and your kids land on their thrive?
How can you be ahead of the genetics? How can the cycle be broken?
“They NEED TO BE TAUGHT HOW TO LOVE!” – Donna Andersen
Donna Andersen is back for a deep dive on her expansive body of research included in her most recent book Senior Sociopaths- How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers (May 2022) on sociopaths as parents, chapter 4.
Dr. Denise has been on the front line of helping adults and children of sociopaths find their own thrive by breaking the cycle of multi-generational narcissism and sociopathy and being able to have healthy family relationships after unimaginable tragic emotional, physical and spiritual neglect.
Dr. Denise is also an adoptive mom of a strongly charismatic teen with some wild genetics and is successfully navigating the teen years for him to reach his unique thrive!
This episode is filled with tips, tools and real life successes and sufferings from multiple clinical, personal and research situations of characteristics of sociopath parents (the nature vs nurture aspect too if you are and adoptive parent) from Donna and Dr. Denise:
Donna Andersen is creator of Lovefraud.com, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is the author of eight books, including Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers (May 2022), Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook and the four-part Best of the Lovefraud Blog series. She learned about sociopaths the hard way, by marrying one, and tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud.
Donna founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery, a nonprofit that offers webinars to help survivors and professionals identify, escape and recover from sociopaths, including narcissists, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is co-author of two scientific papers and has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.
Donna has appeared on Investigation Discovery TV shows including Love, Honor, Betray; Deadly Women and Who the Bleep Did I Marry? She also appeared on Insightin Australia, ABC News 20/20, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Handsome Devils and The Ricki Lake Show. She has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, print articles and online articles. She graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism. Donna is happily remarried, proving that recovery from betrayal is possible.