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Here are some articles written for by SoRECS            trustees, Jane McGregor and Amanda Smith, which discuss sociopathic abuse and why often we don’t help each other out.

What is Gaslighting?

Are you easy prey for a sociopath?

How to spot a sociopath at work

Is your partner a sociopath?

Breaking up with a sociopath

Recovering from a relationship with a sociopath

How to avoid Sociopaths on Online Dating Sites

How to spot sociopath women

Why we don’t help each other out

Can you be too empathetic?

How apathy blocks empathy

Are you in a relationship with a narcissist?

How sociopaths fool us

How to handle sibling rivalry

How to be assertive and set healthy boundaries

Is your anger out of control

Also an article from Intervene Magazine about sociopathic abuse and why people often turn a blind eye, or unwittingly or wittingly collude in abuse – click

The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour

Download our research on, ‘Experiences of Individuals Subjected to Psychological Abuse’: PDF Link

Narcissistic tactics by DF McDonough

Contact addresses for helplines and support

United Kingdom

If you think a child is in immediate danger and you live in the UK, contact the police on emergency number 999 or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.


If you suspect a child may be at risk but not in imminent danger contact your local children’s social services.

ChildLine – telephone 0800 1111

Women’s Aid call 0808 2000 247 or

UK Mankind available at A web site for male survivors of domestic abuse

Family Law Society

Parents 4 Protest

Equal Parenting Alliance

The Association of Shared Parenting

The Centre for Separated Families

The Custody Minefield

UK Council for Psychotherapy

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

MIND info-line 0300 123 3393


United States

Report child abuse: hotlines for every state

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). This hotline provides advice, support and referral to battered women’s shelter in your area.

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

American Coalition for fathers and children Online resource with freely available directory of 11,000 credentialed psychologists.

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (DAHMW) 1-888-7HELPLINE


Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights

Separated Parent Access and Resource Center



Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Association – Linkages with appropriate services, facilitation of research and discovery into the causation, and effective treatment strategies for post-traumatic stress disorder.

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010.



Domestic violence – call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732.

One in Three Campaign (One in three victims of family violence is male)



International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies for a global list of helplines and crisis centres. Available at


World Wide Web

EMRD Institute Inc. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

The Culture of Empathy – portal for resources about the values of empathy and compassion.

Estranged Stories. A place for people experiencing estrangement or cut off from their family to find support.

Bully OnLine – world’s largest resource on workplace bullying and related issues.

Anxiety Help Centre

Stress Help Centre

Emotional Help Centre

Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation



SoRECS – The Society for Research into Empathy, Cruelty & Sociopathy