@masterblaster @ThomasWic Don't be too hard on yourselves. You got free. Most of us feel angry with ourselves about bad relationships even if we were the positive friend or partner. Relationships with bad people leave a psychic venom. All you can do is persevere and listen to your inner warning system when a similar person makes your acquaintance.
@Joycevor @masterblaster @ThomasWic Very true. The "no contact" rule works best. It is hard enough in romantic relationships, and it can be worse when these people are in your family because you have to drop them too. I have no guilt about it though. These people are pure poison. Anyone who has been burned by a sociopath is likely very cautious. Now anytime I meet a very charming person with a magnetic personality, it sets off alarm bells big time.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.