10) You Are Depressed—
As a narcissist wears down his victim, she may become depressed and anxious. She will constantly question herself and feel generally hopeless. If you’re in this situation, you might feel exhausted from the roller-coaster ride your narcissist has been taking you on—and you might even think you’re just a little oversensitive (thanks to the NPD manipulation tactics you’re being subjected to.) You get confused and start to feel disoriented. And thanks to all those references to your paranoia and memory issues, you’re likely to seek help for depression rather than the actual problem—the gaslighting narcissist in your life.
Even the so-called normal relationships in our lives can suffer from misunderstandings and miscommunications, but when someone starts using the manipulation tactics involved in gaslighting, chances are they might also be a narcissist—and if you’re going to maintain a sense of self, you’ve got to start making some changes in your life.
Do you recognize any of the signs you’re being gaslighted as part of your reality?
Have you ever been the victim of gaslighting? How would you tell a friend to handle a toxic relationship that involves gaslighting? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below! (Feel free to comment anonymously if you prefer).
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