I dropped to the ground, sobbing and cradling myself. That was the first of countless outbursts, which surfaced any time T thought he might lose me or my attention, the shiny prizes he’d worked hard to win. Finally, I realized that the latter was only possible without him.
While other women in the class pined over him, I only had eyes for acting. And I certainly didn’t need to leap into another relationship so soon after my last.
We met in an acting class, of which he was the star.
Because of this, dating a sociopath is usually not a long-term endeavor.
Once she feels she has benefited as much as possible from her partner, she'll abruptly leave him in search of her next victim. To a sociopath, relationships are nothing other than a means to an end, some sort of personal gain be it for money, power, sex, amusement, or any combination thereof.
And probably relished the game, especially when he won. I received the career news I’d been longing for: I’d booked a lead role in an indie film, and couldn’t wait to tell T; surely we’d celebrate. He trembled, his face pale, nostrils flared, teeth gritted. ” He shot me a steely glare, then raced to the kitchen.