Gaslighting is something that happens far more often than most people realize. It is something that can completely ruin your life and we all need to be aware of it.
Gaslighting, for those who do not know, is a tactic that people use in relationships to gain power over their partners. It makes the person being gaslighted literally question their reality and turns them into a shell of who they once were. It is something that happens gradually and is often unnoticed before it has done serious damage.
Below you will find a list of signs that you should look for when it comes to determining if you are being gaslighted yourself. People who are gaslighting their partners are often narcissistic and should be cut from our lives as soon as possible.
15 Signs You’re A Victim of Relationship Gaslighting:
1. You question your own perception and doubt yourself.
You are always being forced to see things from ways other than how they are. Your significant other denies things even when you have proof. Nothing seems real to you anymore.
2. You invalidate your own emotions.
You don’t know what you are feeling anymore. When you are upset you make yourself feel as if it isn’t how you are supposed to be feeling. Your own emotions feel foreign and it has you all twisted up inside.
3. You are constantly second-guessing yourself.
You are always questioning whether or not you are right in the things you are doing. Even when you are doing nothing wrong you feel on edge. This is no way to live.
4. You feel confused most of the time.
You are often confused about where you should be in life. You are not content but you feel stuck. You don’t know where to go from here or if you should be going anywhere.
5. You are forever walking on eggshells.
Your partner has you all shook up inside. You are always watching what you are doing and working hard not to make this person upset. Nothing ever seems to be good enough for this person and they are always getting angry with you over nothing.
6. You are afraid of being wrong.
You sometimes lie to keep the peace. You are afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. Your partner is always getting angry over nothing, so you do your best to make make sure you don’t anger him or her.
7. you apologize for things that are not your fault.
You are forever making apologies for things that you shouldn’t. You may not have done anything wrong but he or she is always finding faults in how you act and the things you say. You should never apologize for something you cannot control.
8. You lack self-confidence.
You are no longer the confident person you used to be. You are unable to speak up for yourself and you don’t know where your voice has gone. It is almost as if you don’t know who you are anymore.
9. You don’t know how to express your own emotions anymore.
You are not one to speak up for yourself. When you are feeling upset over the things your partner does or says you don’t know how to express those feelings. It is almost like you don’t feel like you should be mentioning them at all.
10. Standing up for yourself always comes with a fight.
When you do finally get the nerve up to speak for yourself your partner doesn’t allow it. he or she is quick to anger and steps all over you. The reason why you often stop speaking up is that it comes with a fight each and every time.
11. You are isolated from those who care for you.
You are cut off from your friends and family. Your partner has turned you against them and while you don’t think they will be there when you need them, they will.
12. You are constantly being accused of outlandish things.
Your partner is one of those who gets jealous over literally nothing. You could merely pass glances with someone else and he or she will accuse you of cheating. Things only escalate from this point.
You feel like you are getting upset too often. Because your partner tells you that you are too sensitive you begin to believe it. This is their way of tearing you down further and further.
14. You make excuses for your partner’s actions.
Your partner is always saying and doing things other people notice as wrong. When someone brings it up you are quick to make excuses for your partner. This is because in your heart you know what he or she is doing is wrong.
15. You feel nothing like yourself.
You are no longer the person you once were. You have changed and not in a good way. It’s like you are a mere shadow now and you can’t find yourself.
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