Have you ever felt completely bewildered by someone's thoughtless, mean, or downright destructive behavior…? 

In Dr. Marshack’s newest book, she helps you not only understand why this is happening, but how to protect yourself from those hell-bent on destroying you.


When Empathy Fails How to protect yourself from those hellbent to get you

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Narcissists, sociopaths, addicts, brain injured, a vengeful ex, autistics, corrupt city officials, and greedy neighbors...


What do these people have in common?


According to Dr. Kathy Marshack, they all lack empathy. She ought to know. She endured a 12-year perfect storm of divorce, lawsuits, assaults, cyberstalking, false arrests, predatory prosecution, and the loss of her children to parental alienation. 

If you’ve been hurt just once, or maybe too many times to count, it’s time to reclaim the beautiful life you are meant to live. Dr. Marshack introduces the Empathy Dysfunction (EmD) Scale and shares hard-learned lessons on how to protect yourself from those with EmD, by increasing your own empathy! 

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Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist and a business coach. Dr. Marshack has written three other books, including two on the challenges of living with family members with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She's been featured in The New York Times, Inc., USA Today, as well as on CNN, Lifetime TV channel and National Public Radio (NPR).


What readers say about Dr. Marshack’s books



 "This book effectively shows how the author survived her personal storm with strength, resolve, and perseverance, and how others might do the same." Kirkus Review

"I loved this book. Dr. Marshack has to be a wonderful person, because she is still helping other people after all that was done to her."

“I read one of your books about 3 months ago; at the time it saved my "life." This morning I read about your legal woes in Vancouver. You are amazing. How in God's name did you manage that and live/deal with people with AS…you are amazing.”

“Moving forward I am a devoted follower. I cannot possibly explain how accurately you explain my life, but want you to know that I appreciate your work and your support.”

“The short way to express what I'm feeling is that this is the first time EVER in my 45 years of life that I don't feel ALONE anymore!!! Your willingness and courage to expose the details of your life and those of others has provided such a gift of insight and the beginning process of healing in my life.”