Dark Souls - Healing and Recovering from Toxic Relationships
Dark Souls is a must-read if you've ever been involved with an exploitative personality, and a recommended read even if you haven't. It examines in great depth who these personalities are, what makes them tick, and why they are so dangerous. Most importantly, it addresses, very effectively, how to avoid these insidious individuals and, if this is too late, how to recover from them. More
Dark Souls is a must-read if you've ever been involved with an exploitative personality, and a recommended read even if you haven't. It examines in great depth who these personalities are, what makes them tick, and why they are so dangerous. Most importantly, it addresses, very effectively, how to avoid these insidious individuals and, if this is too late, how to recover from them. A welcome, important addition to the literature on violating personalities. --Steve Becker, LCSW, CH.T Psychopathy Expert and LoveFraud.com columnist
Dark Souls is, however, far more than the story of her experiences. It also provides powerful step-by-step guidelines for those who are ready to begin dealing with narcissists and particularly to those who want to escape from their clutches, or better still avoid getting caught in the first place. I can recommend it as essential reading and I will certainly be recommending it to my clients here in Australia. --John B Nutting Clinical Counsellor, BA (Psych)
This book is a painstakingly well-researched tour of the netherlands of such relationships with narcissists and psychopaths: the ups and downs, the promise and inevitable disillusionment, the cruelty and mind games and the heartbreak that is the inescapable aftermath. The author's first-hand experience translates into helpful insight both passioned and, where appropriate, impassioned. It is a useful and liberating guide for the perplexed, the disoriented, the sufferer, and the victim. It should be read and studied by both them and mental health practitioners. --Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited
Dark Souls looks inside the minds of psychopaths and narcissists as well as the minds and emotional traits of the people that tend to be their victims, people who have oodles of empathy, tolerance and compassion but sadly have huge self-esteem issues themselves. She gives us a plethora of red flags to look for in terms of the psychopath`s and narcissist`s behaviour and in further identifying and learning more information about the pathological personalities of these Dark Souls and people`s difficulty and attachment to them. Her book further suggests to the reader useful coping mechanisms and ideas which are so important for a person finding themselves in this very difficult situation, a position where one can die a death of the spirit by hanging around too long with them. For those who have been luckily enough not to have encountered these people Dark Souls provides a Practical guide on spotting psychopathic personalities for those that want to be able to spot them in the first place before they spot us. Dark Souls is a deeply personal story written by a woman who had a relationship with a narcissistic Psychopath. She draws on her own experience and that of research and discusses Psychopathy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. With an estimated 1-4 per cent of the population having this disorder we are likely to run into one every single day of our lives. Sarah Strudwick who was unfortunate enough to have a run in with a number of them during her lifetime decided to look at the spiritual damage these people do to their victims when they con them for financial, sexual or emotional gain. Dark Souls - Healing and recovering from Toxic Relationships, provides a valuable handbook for those who have been in relationship with them and some valuable healing tools for those people who are left emotionally, financially and often spiritually devastated.