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About Adelyn Birch
Adelyn Birch is the creator and author of the website Psychopaths and Love. As the former victim of a psychopath, she is passionate about helping others who experienced the same thing. She re-invented herself as a professional writer and artist after a long career as a registered nurse. She loves the mountains, her dogs, cooking for friends and helping others overcome adversity.
Her unique and popular blog, "Psychopaths and Love," is found at www.psychopathsandlove.com
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Learn the manipulator's game, so they can't play it with you. Identifying covert emotional manipulation is tricky. You sense something is wrong, but you can't quite put your finger on the problem. This powerful book will reveal to you if manipulation is at play in your relationships. It will open your eyes.
You will learn thirty tactics manipulators use to get what they want. You will also learn to spot the warning signs within yourself that expose covert manipulation is taking place, even if you can't identify the specific tactics being used.
This book is geared toward romantic relationships, including those involving a pathological partner. Even so, many of the manipulation tactics are the same as those used by family members, coworkers, friends and others.
Covert emotional manipulation tactics are underhanded methods of control. Emotional manipulation methodically wears down your self-worth and damages your trust in your own perceptions. It can make you unwittingly compromise your personal boundaries and lose your self-respect, and even lead to a warped concept of yourself and of reality. With your defenses weakened or completely disarmed in this manner, you are left even more vulnerable to further manipulation and psychological harm.
Empower yourself and get your life back!
"An excellent and concise guide to emotional abuse. Here is a concise listing with well written descriptions of each method and tactic of emotional abusers. In my opinion everyone should read this book. Forewarned is forearmed."
"Clear, concise, accurate portrayal of complex subject matter impacting many people. I appreciate the accessibility to the general public of a topic that is often overlooked, but impacts morale not only in romantic relationships, but in the family, at work and in myriad social situations."
"Wow. What a sap I've been. I've been victimized by a control freak domineering wife for nearly 30 years. I knew I was passive but I had no idea how cutthroat she really was. Very eye opening."
"This author nails it. Some examples were direct quotes from people I know, so I know I am not alone in having been manipulated. It is directly applicable to my life and gives excellent guidance for how to recognize and therefore avoid manipulations in the future. I am recommending it to a number of my friends."
"At first I thought this was another of those "little books" with no content. I went ahead and got it anyway. Immediately I realized I was wrong. Good choice."
"Knowing the tactics made me far less emotional about what has been happening, better able to deal with the manipulation. Consequently, I look less crazy, I count that as a win!"
"BRAVO! Everyone should read this... if you're in a controlling relationship, man or woman, this will help you spell it out. Don't let these people in at ANY cost..it's not worth your LIFE"
"Short and right to the point. Worth re-reading and, because of the format, it was easy to locate points that I wanted to find again. This book provides instant clarity."
"Must read for anyone who interacts with other people, ever! VERY useful information everyone should be aware of!"
"Great! This is one of those great little book that you come across once in a while. The book is short because it left all the bulls*** and fillers out!"
"Excellent! A must read for anyone that is lost in a relationship. I would like to thank the author for an eye opening experience! This book has clarified more for me than I have ever understood in my entire life time.
"Impressive! Short, direct, and thought-provoking.
This book is small, but mighty.
If you were involved in a pathological relationship -- or you want to prevent it from
happening in the first place -- this book is for you. It gets to the heart of the matter of personal boundaries. Identifying and setting clear boundaries is vital for survivors and for anyone who wants to become more confident, improve relationships, and prevent victimization.
When you create boundaries you take a stand for yourself and your life, and you communicate your worth to others in a real and practical way. This concise and powerful book is filled with practical wisdom and useful tips. It will walk you through the process of creating boundaries from start to finish.
You get to decide how you want to live. Find your courage. Live in an authentic way. Protect yourself and what's important to you. Gain self respect and the respect of others. Boundaries will help you do all of these things.
"The BEST Manual on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim again - I know the subject too well... I am going to recommend it to the facilitators in the divorce support group I am attending."
"This small book was full of tons of useful information. I don't usually write in my books, but my copy of Boundaries has underlining on almost every page. I was really glad I bought it."
"Excellent Book for Individual, Group or Use in Therapy. A very well written book by an author who has a firm grip on abusers and their cunning ways. Excellent description on what boundaries are, why they are needed and what they can do for the holder of the newly created list of personal boundaries. This book if studied and put into practice could protect many from the narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths in all areas of one's life. It would lend exceptional protection in the area of dating. It would protect a person from repeating the selection of another abuser if a past relationship was abusive. Highly recommend!"
"Super Helpful: Make And Keep Your Boundaries.This is a really well written book. I found her tips for discovering, recording and keeping your personal boundaries extremely helpful."
"My eyes have seen the light. How I wish I would have read this book years ago."
"Worth your time! Well written, clear, and concise. So thankful I came across this quick, but powerful read. Having separated myself from an 8 year long destructive marriage, and reading many, many books on the topic, I so appreciate the wisdom I found in this writing. I feel empowered once more! Easily rated at 5 stars."
"Such a great gem."
Invisibility is the most disturbing aspect of psychopathy. Psychopaths must keep their true nature hidden, and they know how to do it. They're skilled actors and mimics. After all, they can only dupe us if they can first make us believe they're honest, genuine and trustworthy. To do that, they have to come across as normal.
Is it possible to identify a psychopath? Yes, if you learn the signs that can help you
From the author of the unique and popular website, Psychopaths and Love.
"Wonderful read. Such a great gem. One of my favorite books about this subject as the author paints such a clear picture of what these relationships are like. If you're wondering if you are encountering a psychopath, read this book and you will know without a doubt."
"Great book. This book is clear about what one may experience with a psychopath. This may help those who struggle with understanding why their "soul mate" who shared such an amazing life could simply walk away or be abusive."
"The truth shall make you free. The description of typical behavior and common reaction to that behavior was more helpful to me in freeing myself than all the books on what a psychopath, sociopath or narcissist is. Who cares about definitions and diagnosis when it is the behavior that is killing you and is so well hidden from others that you look (and often feel) like the "crazy person" when in reality you are the "sacrificial lamb" of a crazy person."
Psychopaths aren't capable of love. Find out what happens when they target someone who is, in this insightful and practical book by a woman who was a victim.
When we fall in love, none of us thinks that our partner might be a psychopath. It's not on our radar. Most victims say they believed they had met their soul mate. But as the psychopath gains power and control, what seemed like heaven becomes an ever-worsening emotional hell.
Lessen the chances of it happening to you. If it already has, learn how to prevent it from happening again. Gain a clearer understanding of these harmful pathological relationships and the consequences for victims. Discover if you're being manipulated.Find out what makes you vulnerable and how to spot the red flags. Learn that you're not alone.
"I've read several books regarding narcissists and psychopaths, and this is book by far has the most comprehensive and compelling information. Every person on the planet should read it!"
"I wish I could have read this half a year ago. Thanks a million."
If you have been the victim of a psychopath or you think you may be the next target of a psychopath, this book lays it all out for you. It is short, succinct, and gets right to the core of the predator.
"I read this book from cover to cover in less than a day because I just could not put it down. I am so grateful to the author for putting this together. I found that it really expanded my understanding of this condition and how a relationship with a psychopath had destroyed my being. I feel like this book will be of profound help with my healing and also in helping me to avoid these very sick people in the future."
"I wish I had read this years ago; it would have saved me money, heartbreak and pain.... It's been a nightmare. I often wondered how I got caught up in this crap but reading about it has open my eyes."
Understand the psychopath. Understand yourself.
This book is the second collection of writings from the insightful and unique blog, Psychopaths and Love. The essays within will inspire healing, empowerment and self-discovery for survivors of psychopathic abuse.
It is divided into two sections. The first section, YOU, focuses on understanding and healing. The second section, THE PSYCHOPATH, focuses on the psychopathic mind and will help you avoid being victimized again.
You can find the first collection of writings in the book, Psychopaths and Love.
"Invaluable. Having been in a relationship with a psychopath for many years, I desperately needed some insight into what had happened and why. I have gained a tremendous amount of strength and knowledge toward healing from years of abuse by reading this book. One of the best."
"Excellent, excellent book! It brought me understanding and closure!"
"Insightful and informative! This book provides a good understanding of psychopath's traits. It's very helpful the author broke it down in different subjects for giving the complete view of a psychopath."
"Five Stars. Very helpful."