Spot Signs of Emotional Abuse
Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse, used to manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
Almost half of all men and women have experienced psychologically aggressive behavior by a partner, and according to victims, it can ruin lives.
The gaslight effect causes victims to become hopeless and start to believe their gaslighter.
Some signs of gaslighting are:
- Compulsive lying
- Denial of bad behavior
- Acquisitions or blaming for things not done
- Using other partner’s weaknesses against them
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, be aware of what gaslighiting is and its signs and tactics of having the victim lose their own sense of perception, identity and self-worth. NBC’s Maria Shriver gets a closer look at the different types of psychological abuse within gaslighting.
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