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Category: Gaslighting & Abuse

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Should You Believe Your Triggers?

I could feel it washing over me like a great wave trying to pull me under, both blinding me and choking me. My body went into full-on fight or flight mode, any rational thinking...

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Was Any of It Real?

“When do you think it started?” I was asked recently in regards to my ex’s betrayals. “I traced it back more than two years, but then I made a decision to stop looking. So...

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Why Do We Believe Their Lies?

In hindsight, it’s all so clear. Unfortunately, we can’t preorder hindsight. Looking back now, some of my ex’s false stories are absurd. One of my favorite has to do the phone line. Apparently, we...

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I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid

“I need for him to face the consequences of what he has done.” I vocalized those words to my parents when we first discovered that my husband had committed marital embezzlement and felony bigamy....

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Five Empowering Ways to Recover From Gaslighting

I’ve written about why gaslighting is the worst. Here’s just a snippet: It’s horrifying when you realize that the person you love, you trust, has been slowly and intentionally lying and manipulating you. It’s...

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