Out on 03 February 2022

How to Leave Your Psychopath

Maddy Anholt

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03 February 2022
384 pages

How to Leave Your Psychopath is a candid account of the bizarre and frightening world of coercive control and abusive relationships from a woman who, until her eyes were opened, had spent her entire dating life trapped in them. This accessible book will cover all types of toxic relationships as well as the route to self-discovery, how to see and respond to red flags, safe dating, recognizing controlling traits, distinguishing narcissistic and psychopathic personality types and all that lies in-between.

Narcissists are smooth operators, master manipulators and they take advantage of the kindness, trust and goodwill of their prey. This empowering guide by comedian Maddy Anholt, who has been through the mill, will help anyone ditch their controlling partner and find freedom and happiness alone.

As someone who has experienced coercive control myself, I know that speaking out is brave but so important. Maddy talks about this very serious issue in an extremely human often even funny way which I think is brilliant because it helps remove the fear and shame, and will help so many learn to recognise what an abusive relationship is.

Melanie Brown ('Mel B'), Patron of Women's Aid

Maddy Anholt has written the ultimate guide to identifying the psychopath in your life. Combining scientific analysis with throat-tightening memoir, read this and extradite yourself from the power players. Taut, terrifying, terrific.

Nichi Hodgson, author of The Curious History of Dating

How To Leave Your Psychopath is like sitting in a room with your girlfriends comparing relatable, crushing stories of cruel exes whilst cheerleading each other on to leave, heal, and live again.

Chimene Suleyman, writer and editor of The Good Immigrant USA