Sure. It may take a while though. It’s a recovering from PTSD process. I don’t think there is any question that this searcher is in post traumatic shock. There is a lot to deal with: disappointment, betrayal, shock that such people exist. The fairy tale world of “everyone is a brother and sister underneath the skin” is gone forever. In addition there is often self disappointment and self betrayal.
The last two particularly if the victim betrayed individual(s) that he/she loved, in getting wrapped up in the con. Such victims are left bewildered by their own choices in the absence of the active con — they simply don’t know why they did what they did. They can spend years in a state of confusion and mourning — not able to understand their actions and emotionally keeping the flame alive of the relationship they destroyed, never emotionally letting go of the old flame.
Someone recovering from sociopathic victimization may be greatly helped by finding a talk therapist. However the therapist needs to understand the situation (and believe in sociopaths, therapists actually have less experience with sociopaths than the rest of us). This searcher does not need to discuss mom and dad and his/her childhood.