5 SignsYourPartner Is Gaslighting You Without You Even Knowing It
In case you didn’t know what is gaslighting, it is a kind of psychological manipulation that makes you doubt yourself. From your memory to your perceptions to your sanity, this form of brainwashing is not very obvious. It is often used by dictators and cult leaders to manipulate the masses. It is very difficult to figure out if this is happening to you, but there will always be signs. Here are five warning signs that should be considered red flags.
They make you question your own memories
They do it quite effortlessly. Even though, you remember something happened a certain way, a gaslighter will make you doubt it all. If you try to hold them responsible for making a promise or even saying something obnoxious during a fight, they will deny everything without even batting an eyelid.
They somehow manage to blame you for their mistakes
Have you ever ended up apologising for something that was not your fault? Did your partner put pressure on you to admit that it was all your fault somehow? If they do it over and over again, then know that this is a pattern of emotional abuse.
They blatantly lie
How else would they make you doubt yourself? The worst part is, if you call them out for lying they will never admit it, but somehow find a way to manipulate you into apologising for even making such accusations.
They call you crazy way too often
Every time you try to call these people out, they call you crazy. If you try to tell them that your friend or relative also agrees with you about their problematic behaviour, they go out of their way to denounce the whole world as delusional and crazy.
Like most emotional manipulators, they can confuse you with occasional good behaviour
So, don’t be fooled if your partner praised you for doing something one time, especially in front of others. Think of all the times they made you feel like you were good for nothing. Emotionally abusive people tend to do that, and there is usually no way to anticipate when they will behave which way.
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