Narcissists love to control you. One way they do this is by gaslighting. This causes you to doubt your:
- Even your actions
How? By telling you things that aren’t true.
Here are some examples:
- “I never said that.”
- “I didn’t mean anything by it.”
- “You must be mistaken.”
- “Everyone else agrees with me.”
- “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Over time, you come to rely less on what you know… and more on him telling you what is true.
This gradual change leads to total dependence over time. You end up in their control. And it makes you feel like you’re going crazy.
Women in a relationship with a narcissist are good-hearted, trusting people. They want to fix things. They want to do things right.
They never assume someone is messing with their sanity. But gaslighting does exactly that. It’s enough to make someone crazy.
What’s your experience?