Sociopathy. The word makes “good” people cringe. It is a very real syndrome that affects young and old. In general there are ten real symptoms:
- Not learning from experience.
- No sense of responsibility.
- Inability to form meaningful relationships.
- Inability to control impulses.
- Lack of moral sense.
- Chronically antisocial behavior.
- No change in behavior after punishment.
- Emotional immaturity.
- Lack of guilt.
If you are a sociopath you probably don’t know it, but if you want to be a sociopath and have fun unlike all the other blockheads in the world, then this is the recipe for you.
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Things to never do:
- Accusations. Sociopaths never respond well to accusations, it will always turn into a knockdown fight in which you will be bloodied much more than they ever will be.
- Recriminations. (see accusations, above).
Emotions. Sociopaths generally don’t want to hear about how what you feel if what you feel is negative towards them. If you are in anything remotely like a fight, accusation, or recrimination, do not under any circumstances get emotional. The limited exception, as another reader has pointed out, is when the sociopath is feeling wronged by you, is hurt, etc., in which you should show exactly the amount of normal empathy you would show an empath under those circumstances (more on that in another post).
Ultimatum or any other power plays. Sociopaths see ultimatums, artificial pressure (e.g. emotional pressure), power plays, etc. as being either threats or games. I don’t think you will like the result of either approach.
Talk about being “right” or “wrong.” Sociopaths don’t really believe there is such thing as being right or wrong, there is only more or less powerful.
Don’t worry about her hurting your child, she will probably want to alienate him/her from you more than she will want to have him/her trauma bond to you by her inflicting trauma on him. Your child is half her, so will probably grow up disrespecting you too, if you can’t hold your own against your partner. If you want what is best for your child, you will get your crap together and become the type of person that demands respect by your very presence, your very being.
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With effect from 17th August 2015, for all deaths that occur after this date, expatriates from within the EEA will be able to choose the regulatory framework that governs their inheritance, whether the country of their habitual residence, or their country of nationality.
Accordingly, in relation to those nationals from the UK, where children have no entrenched inheritance rights, you can leave your property to whomsoever you wish, provided you prepare a will to that effect, and elect to be governed by UK inheritance laws.
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The threat of disinheritance is also often used as a tool of manipulation. But really, do you want a family member to love you (or visit you, or care for you in your old age) simply because they want a payday?
If you’re not feeling the love — or if you’re dealing with a “rotten egg” — consider making financial decisions that are less permanent. Bert Padell, financial advisor to Hollywood’s rich and famous, recommends that concerned grandparents allocate the wealth through a trust rather than altogether disinherit their children or grandchildren. Furthermore, adds the grandfather of six, if grandparents leave their estate to the grandchildren, skipping over the children, than the estate tax is substantially decreased. Continue reading “The Truth About Disinheritance”