No One Knew by Renee Olivier

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No One Knew – My Emotional Journey of Being Married to a Sociopath and How I Learned to Heal by Renee Olivier

In her memoir No One Knew, Renee Olivier rips open the many emotional wounds that a sociopath inflicted upon her. Joe entered into Renee’s life when she had been single for thirteen years. He swept her off her feet with his honeyed tongue and love talks. The man was skilled in convincing her that she was the love of her life and that he would die without her. With no reason to suspect the man, Renee dreamed of a bright future with him. He showered her with expensive gifts and made her feel like a queen. But, this charming man had a nasty side that she never could have imagined even in her wildest dreams. One of the many times his true colors seeped through his calm demeanor was when he talked to his ex-wife. The obscenities that followed could bore holes in anybody’s ears. Renee didn’t want her daughter and son to listen to his outrage, but there was no reasoning with him.

Life was good at the moment. Then, as if he had flipped a switch, he started acting indifferent and angry at me for no reason at all, and I started wondering if I was doing something wrong. At the drop of a dime, Joe would go from acting like he wanted nothing to do with me, then making me feel sorry for him, to the point of even feeling like I needed to prove myself to him. The red flags were obviously there; however, I chose to ignore them every time.

– No One Knew – My Emotional Journey of Being Married to a Sociopath and How I Learned to Heal by Renee Olivier

Renee Olivier, an unsuspecting woman, found herself in a whirlwind of lies, infidelity, and endless betrayals. His manipulation and gaslighting began to affect her sanity. In a very skilled manner, he pushed her out of her circle of friends and burdened her with numerous responsibilities. Here was a woman who embraced his children like they were her own, and yet he could not find an ounce of remorse for his actions. By the time she realized his sociopathic personality, he had already dragged her too far into the pit of grief and loneliness. Yet, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and she found it once she broke all ties with him. No One Knew – My Emotional Journey of Being Married to a Sociopath and How I Learned to Heal by Renee Olivier is an eye-opener. As she recounts the many heartbreaking events that he put her through, her narration of inner-turmoil created an emotional bond between the audience and herself. Whether you suspect being in a relationship with a sociopath or you wish to know about the workings of their brains, No One Knew – My Emotional Journey of Being Married to a Sociopath and How I Learned to Heal by Renee Olivier is the memoir for you.

“If you cancel the ride, I’ll kill you.” I was shocked! I had never heard him say he would kill me. A part of me was terrified while the other part of me thought he was just threatening me, as he always did. Of course, had I really thought he would physically hurt me or act on his words, I would have run out of the house and not looked back.

– No One Knew – My Emotional Journey of Being Married to a Sociopath and How I Learned to Heal by Renee Olivier

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  1. vishalbheeroo says:

    A compelling review on a compelling book, am sure and you make it the book to read, tapping into the core elements.

    1. I’ve been hearing about sociopaths and psychopaths for a while now. But, I could never make sense of their mindset. So, when the opportunity arrived to read about a sociopath from his (ex) wife’s perspective, I had jumped at the chance. No One Knew brought me one step closer to comprehending their attributes at least. I’m glad you found the review worth your time.

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