Recovering from dating a sociopath

13-Mar-2020 10:12

I asked if there was a chance for us once he got things sorted and he said he isn’t sure if he sees a future. I remember, years ago, when I was extremely unhappy with my job and a few other areas of my life.

He said he worships the ground I walk on and should never change because I was perfect in the relationship and will go far in life whereas he feels like he has nothing to offer since he is grieving and stuck in a job he doesn’t like. I was dating a woman who really was a great girlfriend, but I was totally not in the right place to be in a relationship. when men don’t feel like they’re “winning” at life or that life is good, they want to shrink away and withdraw from the world.

I can tell you firsthand that when people try to probe why I am being distant, it feels very invasive to me and I withdraw even further.

Incredible as it might seem, there are families that scapegoat a loved one even into and including adulthood.

Often, scapegoating begins in childhood and continues into and throughout adulthood.

Why would a family choose a loved one to bully and scapegoat?

The last few months were rough because his grandmother passed away after being in the hospital for a few months.

I tried to be there for him but he totally withdrew and would reject my advances and we started fighting a lot because of it.

Incredible as it might seem, there are families that scapegoat a loved one even into and including adulthood.Often, scapegoating begins in childhood and continues into and throughout adulthood.Why would a family choose a loved one to bully and scapegoat?The last few months were rough because his grandmother passed away after being in the hospital for a few months.I tried to be there for him but he totally withdrew and would reject my advances and we started fighting a lot because of it.However, over the many years of my practice I have come across cases in which the client presented with the problem and complaint that they felt picked on and excluded from their family of origin.