A person who is a sociopath lies compulsively, shows no guilt or remorse and lacks the capacity for love.Their lies can seem so genuine, and the self they've constructed so real, that when they're gone you can be left wondering if you'll ever trust anyone again. A professional can help you sort through the anger and grief, and remind you that you can and likely will love again.
Your therapist can teach you skills for battling this thought when it arises. This means no phone calls, no emails, no contact of any kind.
Remind yourself that no good can come of knowing this person any longer, and force yourself to stick to your resolve.
The longer you are away from a sociopath, the clearer it will become that he was lying to you, and the more grounded you'll become in reality. Change your locks, change your phone number and install a security system if necessary.
Her short stories have been published in several anthologies.
Her journalistic work can be found in major magazines and newspapers. Sociopaths can seem quite compelling when you first meet them.