He treats the person he's dating like a queen so he can get away with sneakily treating her like a pawn.
He needs to achieve checkmate, and this is his strategy.
The real reason she will date him is hidden to her. Despite all of the difficulties, her sociopathic husband was someone "..whom I shared a million happy, fun times" (2009).
She'll date him because he's identified her as someone who will meet a need (. The sociopath carefully crafts his relationships so that he can get his partners to do his bidding, whatever that may be.
The sociopath can't love, but she can fake it incredibly well.
There’s no doubt that the ability to manage conflict—even low-level conflict—is an essential relationship skill.
But I’d argue that there are times when it’s fine—even good! In other words, is it ever wise to welcome a little frustration in your relationship? Let’s look at the primary reasons why a little irritation in a relationship is actually a good thing.1.
Soon their friendship becomes romantic, and Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for Sean, and her commitment and belief in the group.
Wendy starts to test the boundaries of her vow to her friends, and Billie realizes that she is going to have to fight to keep her best friend; which should not be a problem, since each of the teens has collected a box full of mementos from their sexual experience.