Marion Trent, Founder
During the breakup of her marriage, Ms. Trent was told by a therapist that she was suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and that, more than likely, she had been married to a sociopath.She immediately researched the term and found Dr. Hare's checklist of traits.
She began to research the healing process. How does one recover from a sociopathic relationship? There was no such information available online. She set out to direct a documentary to help educate others. She contacted her friend John McCormick for an interview, which offered more insight. Around the same time, a writer called and wanted to write an article about Ms. Trent's next film project, if there was one on the horizon.
The idea came out-of-the-blue and without skipping a beat, Marion replied: "My next film is a documentary about sociopaths!" The article on the project appeared as an insert in The Dallas Morning News and raised the question: Do You Know a Psychopath? It listed the traits, a blurb about the project and Marion's contact information.
Marion's phone rang off the hook. People from all walks of life shared their stories. After meeting with the many victims one-on-one, Marion decided to form the first support group for victims of sociopathic relationships.
Monthly meetings, an online bulletin board, an email list and telephone support offered the victims who were suffering a safe healing environment. The project grew into facilitator trainings and this website. The work has evolved many times over the past decade.
Ms. Trent no longer believes her ex-husband is a psychopath and steers clear of assessing indivdiduals. "It was part of my journey and life's work to have a psychologist assess my ex-husband. I choose to asess the relationship style I termed the Sociopathic Style, and not the individual people involved in the relationship," Marion added.
Marion Trent is a certified facilitator in Domestic Violence, an ordained Minister, Spiritual Counselor and Healer. She spends time teaching, helping others and volunteering for Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas.
For further information, please email Marion Trent.