At 61 and at ground zero financially - after being used and most unceremoniously dumped by a man I suspect to be somewhere on the continuum of narcissism to psychopathy - I have the amazing opportunity to "begin again."  To take responsibility for my part and to most assuredly SEE the alien-like presence of non-empathy and no remorse I, and so many others, encountered.

Faith has returned and I am much more aware than I ever imagined myself to be.  Two fantastic grandsons give my life grand flavor and they, along with my daughters and son-in-law, add glorious zest.  If one ever desires to know just what "living in the Now" means, having grandchildren genuinely helps!  Pets, my small house, and wonderful acquaintances and friends have blessed this lifetime.
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Writing Romance Stew,  I sought love again with all the trimmings as I rode the waves of my 50's.  My marriage to the black hole of needs in a most bizarre clan had me moving from compassionate woman ready to place my spouse's needs before my own, to a confused and always off-kilter being in a battle for sanity.  Life in the Aftermath of a Narcissist continues the saga as I am dumped once my funds and usefulness evaporated.  Psychopathy is not new and is not as most of us thought.  Serial killers are indeed psychopaths, but not all psychopaths are serial killers. 

The experience has changed me and my take on reality.  Interestingly, I now am unafraid to "call a spade a spade."  Hopefully, I am still kind...just no longer so naive.
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Romance Stew : The Way to a Woman's Heart

By: by Esq. Becky (Ruff) Reed

It is most probably true that "love isn't only a feeling, it's action...and putting someone else's needs and wants before your own at times." The traveling circus of life participants on a foreign planet left me always in quicksand of evaluating reality. Still, I thought creating my world was mine alone to do.

In fact, everything’s just fine as long we stay true to who we are with the optimism of a romantic, and we’re always cooking up another Stew . . .

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Life in the Aftermath of a Narcissist : Romance Stew

By: by Ms. Becky (Ruff) Reed

Psychopathy is truly capturing the essence of "something wicked this way comes." The damage to victims/targets exists as palpable and affects humanity with the quiet spread like ripples in a pond.

"The meek shall inherit the earth...make sure it's not the dirt."

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