Tagged: covert abuse


What Makes People Susceptible to Gaslighting?

It’s so hard for me now to understand how I fell for my ex-husband’s BS. From where I stand now, his gaslighting and manipulation tactics seems transparent and absurd. But that certainly wasn’t the...


When Your Pedestal is Too High

When I first met my ex-husband, my focus was on getting to know him. I asked questions without assuming the answers and I listened to his responses without any prior assumptions blocking the way...


Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated By a Covert Abuser

Covert abuse is sneaky. It doesn’t leave a bruise on your cheek. Or cut you down with scathing words. Or even obviously isolate you from others. Instead, it wisps in slowly through tiny cracks....



I know I was shocked when I first heard the news. I’ll bet you were too. We trusted him. We respected him. We felt like we knew him. And then when the stories about...

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