A quick read on a complex topic. The world does not know how to see a sociopath—not even the professionals. This will help you start to understand why.
If you're intrigued, you can find more at hgbeverly.com.
H.G. Beverly is an award-winning writer, psychotherapist, and activist whose work redefines both trauma and perseverance. She is fascinated by the dynamic between people and their social and physical environments and is a lifelong advocate of social justice and human rights. Her professional life has taken her from international corporations to branding agencies to college counseling centers to private practice. Her personal life has been centered around her three children and extended family. She has endured more than 15 years of abuse and parental alienation at the hands of her now ex-husband, and she's working daily to recover from trauma that yet continues. She published 'The Other Side of Charm' in 2014 and is currently working on its sequel.
M.S.W. from the Ohio State University College of Social Work With Honors in Clinical Social Work
Two-time recipient of an endowed scholarship for Academic Excellence in Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
B.A. from the Ohio State University Summa Cum Laude with Honors in the Liberal Arts
On H.G. Beverly's The Other Side of Charm: Your Memoir:
"Your book is extraordinary. I think you've done the best job of capturing the emotional experience of being with a psychopath that I've ever read. The shock, the confusion, the self-doubt, the horror, the outrage—I have never seen it all so eloquently expressed." -Donna Anderson
“This is a brilliant, riveting, and highly emotional exploration of what it’s like to be helpless against evil. You will not want to believe that something like this could happen. You will want to believe that there is too much justice in the world for something like this to occur. But Beverly will show you that it does. And you won’t be able to look away.” -Sharon Rawlette
“The Other Side of Charm is one EYE-OPENING and truthful book! Could not put it down from start to finish.” -Daisy S.
“I can’t believe what all you’ve endured while retaining your sanity in an insane situation. Thank you for articulating the pain that is constant when, no matter what you do to enjoy the beauty and love in this world—when you’re kids aren’t emotionally safe and the system has made you helpless when trying to protect your child from extreme emotional abuse and neglect (and taking a child from his/her mother is extreme neglect—only a complete narcissist would believe he could replace a loving (if imperfect) mother! I hope & pray your children appreciate you and heal and escape from the evil games presented in your excellent memoir. I’m tempted to send my ex’s 5th wife a copy!” -Torn2Peaces
“The Other Side of Charm is a memoir of enormous courage and sadness.” -D. Isabel
“Every judge, lawyer, & counselor should be REQUIRED to read this memoir.” -Donna Hickman
“I am not even half-way through the book yet, but its perfectly chosen, breathless stifling style creates in me, as reader, the same trapped feelings of relentless pressure, confusion and blindness, as the writer experienced while these traumatic events were unfolding over a period of years… it is indeed brilliantly written, and is causing me to wonder how many times I’ve been taken in by such ruthless deployers of unscrupulous charm. The book is an essential read if only because it poses that question to all of us in a way that permits no evasion.” -Pete Hulme