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He has been offered support by several mental health services but goes only a few times and quits. His wife is going to alanon but I don't think knows the extent of his mental illness. She has submitted to his sadism for a while and now refuses. She is loyal but is strong and will protect herself and child, but has little support from family.
My son, I don't know about friends or other support. I feel he was being honest with me tonight, but is dishonest with all of the other family that live in his town. He is very charming, hightly intelligent, and manipulative. He has tried many many medications and has had shock treatments for depression. He cannot stick with any meds.
Yes, he did elaborate about being a sociopath. He said he wanted to hurt others and that it would give him pleasure, that the only thing he was afraid of were the consequences of being put in jail. I know of two incidences where he hurt others and was not remorseful. When a teenager he shot a friend with a BB gun and he shot at a girl he did not know with the same gun. He also stabbed a boy in the foot for taking food from his tray while in a mental health facilitiy. He was under lock down in that facility after that......but he managed to escape and elude police.
Since he is an adult now, I know nothing that he has not told me himself, but I would not be suprised to find that he had hurt someone.
His wife is very loyal and will not say a bad word about him, but I am afraid for her. I want to call and tell her what he told me last night but am somewhat concerned that she would feel I am interferring or would not belive me.
I remember now that he also admitted killing a squirrl by chopping of his head when he was very young 10 or 12. I thought he would be horrified but he was not.
As I write this I am seeing a picture emerge that I had not, or preferred not to see.
I hope this is all confidential information I am giving you, it makes me afraid just to write this letter and admit to myself that something is very very wrong
Thank you for your kind words