It was as if he thought he could just keep calling all the shots, and I'd go along as the cool girl, agreeing to whatever he suggested because I'm admittedly low-maintenance.But, I held my gaze unwaveringly, staring him dead in the eye.The coward, however, is far more dangerous because he lies to get into your heart.He finds himself a little spot, dead-center, and plants his roots, allowing himself to grow in each direction.If they don't live with you, they'll call incessantly to keep track of your whereabouts.Unfortunately, many women misinterpret these behaviors as signs of affection.Despite the grandiose boasting, Caldwell notes, pathological liars tend to know more intimate and personal details about your life than you do about theirs.Before you plunge too deeply into a relationship, think about what you really know about the person. Have you met family and friends who can back up his tale of winning a Purple Heart? "Scam artists use what I call 'tending behaviors' and 'narrowing tactics': They often try to isolate you from family and friends — whether yours or his — in order to limit your ability to speak with people who might help you get a reality check on his stories.
Right now, he's riding a ,000 motorcycle he bought with my money. But slow down and take a lot of time before granting your complete trust to a potential partner.They are parasitic and live off of others' goodwill." But there are signs to look out for."Con artists and other psychopaths spend a lot of time talking about themselves in a self-aggrandizing fashion — bragging about their larger-than-life accomplishments and grand schemes, which are often completely fabricated," Turvey notes."Count your blessings that your losses weren't even greater," Turvey says — he's worked cases where scam artists kill their victims once they've gotten what they wanted. Your trust has been shattered, and you are going to need a sounding board who can talk about this with you over a period of time and in front of whom you don't feel embarrassed discussing what you perceive as your gullibility.Support from friends is always helpful, but I would urge you to see a therapist who works on a sliding scale, since you have been so emotionally traumatized by this experience.