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How to Recognize and Escape Lifelong Abusers with Donna Andersen

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The myth that sociopaths burn out as they age has been busted. According to today's special guest, Donna Andersen, author and expert in the field of senior sociopathy,  and someone with her own personal story of surviving marriage to a senior sociopath, these abusers remain as bad or worse after age 50.

Her new book, Senior Sociopaths: How to Recognize and Escape Lifelong Abusers, echoes and expounds on what she addresses on, teaching people to recognize and recover from senior sociopaths who Andersen reports comprise 14 million people living in America who blend into society. Donna learned about sociopaths the hard way, by marrying one, and tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud.

This book teaches you how to spot sociopathic romantic partners, parents, family members, friends and work colleagues over the age of 50. More importantly, it shows you how to deal with them and recover from their abuse. Senior Sociopaths includes hundreds of stories from people who have survived their manipulation and deceit.

Donna Andersenh graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism. She is creator of, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery, a nonprofit that offers webinars to help survivors and professionals identify, escape and recover from sociopaths, including narcissists, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is the author of eight books, including Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusersRed Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook and the four-part Best of the Lovefraud Blog series.