I found this definition of a sociopath. It explained a lot about both Glenn and about me. While not everything is applicable, too many things are.
Here is the link. Thank God, I finally understand.
In later, very unhappy news:
Sometimes people suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder also tend to suffer from another mental disorder known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Such people are often called narcissistic sociopaths or sociopaths with narcissistic traits and such a situation is a dangerous one, as these people do not want to be helped. Such people often tend to be highly manipulative and without any shred of remorse for their actions, even if their actions have harmed others who are close to them or their family members. There is nothing that can stop a narcissistic sociopath from achieving his goals. He makes use of all his charm which is highly superficial and intellect in order to attain his goals by any means possible. Such people often think that they are above all and they do not really care if anyone disagrees with them.
From the site DepressionD
All I want to do is cry. I didn’t want to be right. I wanted to be very wrong.
Posted in depression, emotional, glenn, healing, narcissist, relationships, sociopath
Tagged breaking up, definition, ending of love, example, glenn, loss, love, sociopath
I never thought this day would come, but I actually don’t feel sad. I’m sitting outside with the girls, in a backyard that’s about to start blooming all over the place, one of the furbabies digging yet another hole to expose her favorite food–small tree roots and the warmth of the sun on my face.
I have no desire to go inside. Inside sits a bunch of insurance forms to fill out and no sun. But, all good things must come to an end. We’ve been outside for about an hour and soon we’ll have to leave. However, I’m listening to my favorite artist and can enjoy the here and now. For the moment, that’s all I need to do.
Occasionally I’ll mention something about the “old ways.” I refer to the ways of shamans in various societies, but also of laws that existed almost before there was time. For example, I said three times “I renounce thee” in one of my posts, along with the person’s name. In days not so old, a man or woman could divorce his or her spouse by publicly stating that they were doing so while turning around three times. The individual in question was not my spouse, but we were together longer than many marriages. Funny, now, we have been apart almost as long, but that’s another story.
In many old cultures, it was believed that it was possible to speak a thing into existence. Unfortunately, the thing brought into existence by speaking it is usually something malevolent. I choose to believe that it’s possible to bring something good and beautiful into existence by speaking or writing it too. I am sadder than I’ve been since my mother died on February 27. In a way, that’s good because I don’t have the usual protective armor and can allow the pain pour out into what I want and need.
What I Need
- Shelter that I can count on
- I need to claw my way out of this crippling depression
- I need to know that I matter
- I need to be clear about who my friends are and who they aren’t
- I need to know who I can count on for what
- I need to eat occasionally
- I need to feel safe
- I need to be important to someone
- I need money to keep the house functioning
- I need a home
- I need to let some of this agony out of me before it tears me to pieces
- I need to forget
- I need to be loved
- I need rest
- I need help with some of the above
What I Want
- I want one last love affair that burns so bright it lights the night sky
- I want happiness
- I want great monkey-hanging-from-the-chandelier sex
- I want a partner who understands me
- I want a partner who can console me even if she doesn’t understand
- I want to be wrapped safely in her arms and hold her safely in mine
- I want a chance to pass my knowledge of so many things on to someone else
- I want someone who can love me just as I am
- I want someone who doesn’t see me as a liability
- I want someone who can appreciate me and see me as an asset
- I want Glenn to burn in hell for what he’s done to me and, I’m sure, to others
- I want to live my life in beauty, love, grace and forgiveness
- I want to be a parent, even though I know that won’t happen now
- I want to cry because my heart is breaking and I’m alone
- I want to know that I’ve mattered to someone special
- I want a garden of wild flowers that border a stone patio sitting in the middle of the backyard
- I want to be a successful publisher
- I want to be a person who believes other people matter
What I Don’t Want
- I don’t want to be someone who believes they are entitled just because
- I don’t want to forget that no one is perfect
- I don’t want money to be my sole badge of honor
- I don’t want expensive things to prove to myself and/or others that I’m worth something
- I don’t want anymore dysfunctional relationships
- I don’t want to hurt or cause harm to anyone–unless it is to promote change
- I don’t want to feel so hurt and alone ever again
- I don’t want to pass love by
- I don’t want to be sad anymore
- I don’t want to hurt anymore
- I don’t want Glenn at all
- I don’t want to feel like dying
- I don’t want to see tomorrow
- I don’t want my girls to suffer
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