The typical psychopath as portrayed in the media is often a ruthless serial
killer, but the majority of people who exhibit psychopathic traits are
much more subtle. That is why marrying a psychopath is possible and not
as unusual as one might think.
Psychopaths are conmen, tend to be extremely charming, and often are secretly
ruining the lives of the very person they profess to love. Psychopaths
use their charm to deceive and to trap their victims.
As a psychologically trained divorce attorney and mediator for over 35
years, I have helped many spouses escape the clutches of a psychopathic partner.
In my psychologically-based divorce mediation practice, I have identified
a psychopathic spouse during many consultations.
Some of the traits are as follows:
• Antisocial behavior
• Superficial charm
• Callous, unemotional traits
• Lack of guilt
• Lack of empathy
• Socially irresponsible behavior
• Disregarding or violating the right of others
• Inability to distinguish right from wrong
• Tendency to lie often
• Manipulating and hurting others
• Difficulty showing remorse or empathy
When a spouse tells me they think they are married to a psychopath, they
have experienced all kinds of uncomfortable behaviors.
A professional woman and mom called me 5 months ago telling me she was
scared and thought her husband was aggressively trying to manipulate and
destroy her life.
She had married 9 years ago and had an 18-month-old son. Her husband was
a highly accomplished surgeon, she an accountant.
She felt her husband had married her because it served him well. She came
from a wealthy family, she herself being an accomplished accountant had
helped her husband financially pay for medical school. He had promised
to pay her back, but he never did.
He took no responsibility for anything and ran up debts expecting her to
take care of them. He had bought an expensive new car on a whim and wanted
to move into a new apartment. They had moved three times since they were
married with no regard for her or her wishes.
He never cared when she felt anxious, sad, or afraid when she tried to
discuss all her concerns. He just said she was sensitive and overreacting.
It became clear to me she was living with a psychopath and needed some
help to gain control of her life.
We are working on her case currently and fighting to get her the best financial
settlement possible. Her husband has pushed back along the way and has
positioned himself as the victim. We are organizing some financial forensics
to locate assets he squirreled away and my client is working with a psychologist
on my team to help her gain insight and emotional strength for her divorce journey.
If you are in a marriage that looks similar to the story I just shared
with you, I can help you and your family.
My combination of legal and psychological strategies is unique and effective
when it comes to divorcing a psychopathic partner. The understanding and
proper guidance for this complicated aspect is important for a psychologically
safe and legally successful outcome.
For over 35 years as a divorce attorney and mediator, I have been guiding
spouses successfully to find the right path to divorce.
I have the unique ability to provide a compassionate and productive process
to see you through your divorce.
OurFREE 1 hour consultations are very
informative and conveniently
conducted virtually to reduce risk!
I look forward to helping you and your family.
Stay healthy and safe!
If you think you are married to a psychopath and want a divorce, call New
York Divorce Attorney Lois Brenner now to schedule your FREE consultation.