But that stage doesn't last: In an article for , clinical neuropsychologist Rhonda Freeman, Ph D, noted that psychopaths exhibit a "predictable cyclical style" of relationships: "They idealize, devalue, and then discard their partners, with no concern for the pain they leave behind." There’s nothing to argue about because he agrees with you on everything, from life goals to takeout orders. As Adelyn Birch, author of Psychopaths and Love, describes it, “psychopaths are able to so perfectly mirror you and figure out your needs and desires that they appear to be the perfect person for you.” Seems totally romantic until you realize it’s totally creepy.This feels amazing, so of course you want it to be normal. Two non-psychopathic human beings will, once in a while, disagree and even fight. Because it's natural to have different opinions, emotions, likes, and dislikes. RELATED: 10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder Has your boo had the worst luck?Has your tragic Prince Charming ever gazed at you with puppy dog eyes and told you he never thought he’d find happiness because he’s just too damaged?After the swelling music fades into the background, let’s think about this for a second....It is disturbing and frightening that psychopaths share so many traits with the popular notion of a "perfect" man, as I painfully discovered.
He was so outraged, in fact, that British laws were changed to forbid the press from running coverage of divorce cases.The excessive flattery and compliments play on your deepest vanities and insecurities—qualities you likely don’t even know you possess." We want the fantasy to be true, so we ignore that tiny warning voice in our heads.But fast and furious is not a real way to get to know someone.Do you really want to be with someone that you need to save, or change?A healthy relationship consists of two adults coming together as already whole beings and complementing each other.This is called the “pity play” and, according to Martha Stout, author of the Sociopath Next Door, it’s potentially the single biggest red flag.