Gradually you begin to believe their words are true, especially if you live with a sociopath.
Your diminished identity causes you to shrink your dreams, passions, and lifestyle, as a result of this level of attack against your core being.
A relationship with a sociopath is unlike any other relationship and needs special handling.
Many sociopaths are considered to be "pillars" of our community: doctors, pastors, lawyers, therapists.
DS.org: JM: It’s hard to say it was a blessing in disguise … I’m not grateful it happened, but I’m amazed at the outcome.
After all of this happened is when I started becoming a much more genuine person. I formed much, much healthier friendships with people who were positive, kind and caring.
You will find yourself very quickly entering a relationship and will talk about getting married—they will consume your life.