Has anyone been trough this? How long were you in the relationship? How was the personality disorder of your boyfriend/girlfriend manifested and when did you figure out what kind of person you were dealing with? What was your relationship like? Did your partner had a history of abuse of his own or was there no apparent reason for his personality disorder? I am not probably the right person to even start this thread because even though I did date a psychopath the relationship was only a short-term one. But it did hurt me still so therefore I established this thread. I was in a relationship with a psychopath. At first he seemed to me extremely charming, funny, socially talented, succesfull, perspective and intelligent person. Which he remained at all times but soon the relationship worstened all the way to the point where he picked on me, kicked, beated, threatened with a knife, tried to rape, yelled, pointed with a gun and threatened to kill me. The gun episode was the point where I run without never looking back but still many of the things he had time to do mentally haunt me even today. Not to mention the psychological abuse because he was indeed extremely perspective about people. He had a history of severe sexual abuse when he himself had been a kid and therefore it was no wonder that he was the kind of person he was. Although he had been acting violently even before he was sexually abused as a child so I can't know for sure. I wish I could erase away the time when I met him but I can't. Fortunately I run away early and the memories don't hurt me unless I choose them to. But still... Anyone else has experience in this area?