Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
Gaslighting is a type of emotional abuse that can happen to anyone, especially in romantic relationships.
Abusers gaslight their victims in order to maintain control in the relationship, and make their victim question their own sanity. Additionally, the effects of gaslighting may make it even harder for the victim to leave an abusive relationship because they may not even realize it’s happening.
- That never happened.
- You’re crazy – and other people think so, too.
- I’m sorry you think that I hurt you.
- Do you really think I’d make that up?
- You’re just trying to confuse me. You aren’t making any sense.
- You know I’d never intentionally hurt you.
- I did that because I love you.
- You’re too sensitive.
- You should have known how I would react.
- That’s just nonsense you read on the internet. It’s not real.
- It’s not that bad. Other people have it much worse.
- You don’t really feel that way.
- I’m worried about you. You keep forgetting things.
- You have a terrible memory.
- I emailed you about the meeting. Are you sure you didn’t get it?
- You seem stressed. Not everyone can handle new responsibilities.