This is a powerful revelation by Shahida Arabi. I hope that it gives you strength but also compassion for those still struggling with abuse.

A common abusive tactic is gaslighting the victim into thinking the abuse they are suffering isn’t real. By casting doubt onto the victim’s sanity and perceptions of the abuse, the abuser is then able to distort and manipulate the victim into thinking that the abuse didn’t exist or that it wasn’t abuse at all. Another painful […]

via Five Ways We Rationalize Abuse And Why We Need To Stop — Self-Care Haven by Shahida Arabi