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  • SubGenre:Personality
  • Language:English
  • Pages:110
  • eBook ISBN:9781098313036
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098313029

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate

by Michael Sunset

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A narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath will use anyone they can as a tool to manipulate a situation in an attempt to get what they want. They are often successful at getting you to doubt yourself along with others. This leaves targets or victims feeling depressed, numb, paralyzed, confused, and in some cases suicidal. It can also cause severe anxiety, rumination, and leave you feeling alone. Many victims that have children with a narcissist have an extremely difficult time managing emotions during long drawn out custody battles. This book will describe the steps you can take to successfully navigate the Court process. There are many people out there wondering what happened and how to pick up the pieces to move on with their lives as a result of this type of abuse. This book will give readers insight as to what that experience is like and how to do successfully take back their life.


Michael Sunset's memoir describes text book narcissistic abuse. It details the way he was systematically manipulated by his ex-wife, her father, his own mother, and sister primarily to believe he had a mental illness that he did not have.  His ex-wife worked to manipulate mental health professionals and the family court system to obtain control of their finances and daughter during their divorce and custody disputes. He describes how confusing this type of abuse is to experience and how to defend against it. He takes you through his real life struggles overcoming emotional abuse in the form of gaslighting, projection, smear campaigns, stonewalling, reality distortions, and financial abuse.

About the author

Michael Sunset is the author of A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate. His mission is to spread awareness about narcissistic abuse as well as educate narcissistic abuse survivors about how to heal from the trauma caused by toxic relationships. Driven by personal experiences with personality disordered individuals he has been able to turn his experiences with toxic relationships into a positive by teaching others how to overcome them. He has a master's degree in education. He dedicates his life to working with youth that have been through trauma.

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