Are you feeling confused? Exhausted? Drained?
Does it seem like you have a lot of pointless circular arguments with your sweetie?
Have you caught your partner in a lie?
Does your partner cheat on you?
When you question your partner about suspicious behaviour, does he or she scream, rant, cry, or freak out in an overly dramatic fashion instead of having a calm civilized discussion?
Gaslighting is a form of abuse that is used to mentally manipulate people.
At first, your relationship was likely the best you ever had. Your new honey has so many things in common with you, each date is magical, your future looks so bright you can't believe you're finally going to have your dream come true.
But at some point, things aren't so wonderful at all. Your wonderful dream is slowly slipping into a nightmare. Nothing has changed that you have noticed yet everything has changed in the relationship.
You can't do anything right. You walk on eggshells around your partner, you have stomachaches, headaches, and are often confused and forgetful.
Evil never looks evil. In fact, evil peole are often beautiful, glamorous, and charming.
Learn how to recognize when you're being lied to and cheated on. Learn to recognize when enough is enough.
You don't have to keep dancing in the gaslight. You can stop.
Half the battle is recognizing that you're in a toxic relationship at all.
Recognize narcissists, con artists, cheaters, liars, and other toxic people before they steal your heart and home.
Victoria Summit is the author of 100 Red Flags in Relationships and the very popular, How Many Lies Are Too Many?