Even when we’re not here, the room is drawing a lot of power.
What devices are turned on at any given time depends largely on which of us is here, and what we’re doing.
” or “You’re imagining things.” Trivializing: the abusive partner makes the victim’s needs or feelings seem unimportant. “You’re going to get angry over a little thing like that?
” or “You’re too sensitive.” Forgetting/Denial: the abusive partner pretends to have forgotten what actually occurred or denies things like promises made to the victim. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” or “You’re just making stuff up.” Gaslighting typically happens very gradually in a relationship; in fact, the abusive partner’s actions may seem harmless at first.
Does your partner say things like this to you a lot?