The sociopath is very good at persuading you to see your relationship as a team relationship.
By leading you to believe that you are investing in someone who is: You begin to see things as a TEAM.
You are lured into thinking that you are in a very long term relationship, where you share money. Whilst you are putting in real hard money, all the sociopath is putting in is an illusion – ‘words’ and false empty promises, that will never come to fruition.
If you have been in a long term relationship previously, the relationship with the sociopath – mirrors this. It can be a while after before you start to object. The ‘true love’ that you were involved with suddenly starts to look very different indeed. You ask for the money back, there is more stalling for time.
As he pushes the relationship forward fast, he creates a false sense of intimacy and trust, of a relationship that has been built over time.
However, things have changed now and there has been very little romantic action lately.
The sociopath actually makes you feel like he is doing YOU a favour, by having this opportunity, and in the long term you will ultimately both be happy. The sociopath has you believe that your money is OUR money.
You are therefore led to believe that if he is in trouble, or needs help, then you should help him (afterall, this is a partnership), he will send you messages, so that you believe that this is morally right like telling you There is always an emphasis on WE, the way that he does it, you do not think that you are lending HIM the money – you feel that you are paying for a life for both of you.
Wray Nerely is a struggling actor who starred as a spaceship pilot on Spectrum, a canceled science fiction series that went on to become a cult classic.
Wray's good friend Jack Moore, who starred as the ship's captain, has become an A-list movie star.
Frustrated by Jack's success and his lack thereof, Wray travels the science fiction convention circuit, makes appearances at comic book stores, and visits pop culture events.