Leaving a narcissist is the beginning of a precarious and nail-biting journey! When you leave don’t make the mistake of thinking you are free! That is usually when the real and terrifying psychological war begins!
None of it is true.
Covert verbal abuse happens when a seemingly benign remark goes under your radar. You don’t see it for the abuse it is. You get used to it.
Covert verbal abuse happens when someone tells you how you feel, what you think, or what you need or want. It’s sneaky. You might not see it as abuse…yet. You soon will. Keep reading.
“It’s all your fault!” No matter what is happening you hear “It’s all your fault.” Even, if you weren’t there, it’s somehow all your fault.
A scumbag may fool your heart, but he can’t fool your ability to trust your gut.
It’s never easy determining if someone is toxic for you. Especially if it’s someone you love and care about. Someone who has played a major role in your life. Someone who was once such a positive influence on you.
You are having a conversation with someone. They leave. And now you are absolutely confused and doubt your memories and perception of reality.
That person just Gaslighted you.
In terms of gaslighting, I define it as, “to implant false and/or distorted narratives that are specially designed or formulated to manipulate a person into a destructive web of deception, loss of control, and the surrender of personal freedom and beliefs of self-worth, self-value, self-esteem, and productivity.”
– Ross Rosenberg
Are you a victim of gaslighting? Are you always made to feel that whatever happens, in some way or the other, it is your fault?
Watch out for the following covert manipulation tactics when you’re dating someone or in a relationship.