How to dump a psycho
Important need-to-know info
- EXTRICATE yourself from the psycho's life.
Don't call or e-mail and avoid his calls. Always check caller ID on your phone. Save all thee-mails and SMSes, but don't answer them. In a worst-case scenario, you'll have all the evidence you need for a court case. Most psychos or emotionally disturbed individuals will disappear if you refuse contact with them.
- Be cordial to the irrational party if you do encounter them and can't get out of it.
If you yell at them or admonish them, it will only make you seem like the psycho. Even if you're boiling inside, remain cool. Don't do or say anything that will give them ammunition against you.
- Act crazy.
If you pretend that you're crazier than him, this may scare him away. It's like that old adage - fight fire with fire. If he sees that you're a little psycho yourself, he won't want to deal with you and will probably want to dump you instead.
- Do a background check if the psychotic behaviour does not stop.
This will give you specifics that might cause the psycho to leave if he finds out you know about his past. If you know he lied to get his job or has skipped out on paying alimony, you will have a bargaining tool to use against him. But only use this information as a last resort.
- Move out of town. If all else fails, move to another city or a nearby suburb.
You don't have to run like you were the guilty party, but if you start a new life in a place that's hard for the psycho to find, you'll have time and energy to concentrate on your own life instead of figuring out how to dump the psycho.