Our expert says:
Sadly an intelligent psychopath is especially difficult, because they are clever enough to manipulate you successfully. But though they are untreatable except when rarely they actually genuinely want to change and seek help, what can and should help would be for YOU to seek skilled local counselling --- not because there is something wrong with you, but to enable you to avoid some of the manipulation. For instance, you should not allow him to make you feel guilty --- none of what he is or does is YOUR fault, and he does that so as to better avoid taking the proper responsibility for his own choices and actions. Maybe at most, the "spoiling him rotten" was significant in encouraging him to believe that everything ought to work for him, and go his way -- and for you in counselling to learn to change that habitual response would benefit you and could benefit him.
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