Gaslighting is behavior that is inherently manipulative. When you are the person who is being gaslighted you question everything about yourself- from your memories and judgments to your own core values. You are thrown off balance and begin to sleepwalk through life. You’re emotionally beaten down.
Lovers leave. Significant others screw up. This person wasn’t supposed to. This person was supposed to be your safe place.
Toxic relationships poison you slowly and quietly. That’s what makes them so dangerous.
You never have to compete with anyone – and a healthy partner would never want anyone who they truly love and cherish to feel like they’re competing with anybody anyway.
I love myself. Truly and always, I love myself. And for the first time in a long time, I am putting myself first.
“They’re never the source of all the ‘drama’ in their life.”
Most toxic people leave behind a trail of drama because negativity fuels their identity. It’s an exhausting way to live. And if you hang around long enough, they will draw you in.
Why aren’t we, as consumers and members of the community, questioning that?
A manipulator is sufficient at placing the blame on anyone else besides themselves. In fact, they’re so good at it that they’ll have you almost certain that you’re the problem.
When I was 15, I met someone who changed my life.