Recovering from a Psychopath- Recommended Reading

Cover of "Without Conscience: The Disturb...

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While web surfing for recommended reading on the topic of recovering from a relationship with a psychopath, I came across an interesting website, Flashlight Worthy. Flashlight Worthy is a nonprofit site, which offers book lists by very specific topics, ha nd picked by an expert in that particular field.

“The Best Books to Understand and Recover From a Psychopath ( was compiled by Barbara Bentley, a victims’ advocate in California. 

More information about Barbara Bentley may be found at her website, A Dance With the Devil ( Her memoir is titled, A Dance With the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath.

For complete descriptions of the books listed below, visit ‘The Best Books to Understand and Recover From a Psychopath’ at Flashlight Worthy (

1. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare

2. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, by Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare

3. The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout

4. How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved, by Sandra L. Brown, M.A.

5. Women Who Love Psychopaths, by Lianne J. Leedom, M.D. and Sandra L. Brown, M.A.

6. Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self, by Lucia Cappacchione

7. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, by Melody Beattie

8. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time, by Melody Beattie

9. Codependents’ Guide to the 12 Steps, by Melody Beattie

10. The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation, by Melody Beattie

11. Bradshaw on the Family: A Revolutionary Way of Self Discovery, by John Bradshaw

12. The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond, by Patricia Evans

13. Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand and Deal With People Who Try to Control You, by Patricia Evans



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