The film ‘Sleeping with the Enemy‘ is, in my view, a strikingly realistic portrayal of a person trapped in a relationship with a psychopath/sociopath. Of course being a film, it has to be a bit exciting, but the basics are there. It had clearly taken Laura(the character played by Julia Roberts) some time to plan her exit strategy, even so it had ultimately failed. Once you work out that you are in a no-win situation, the goals have to be changed. For me that meant that if I was going to get caught up in a game, which I was meant to lose, I would lose with style, at least until I was in a position to finally stop playing.