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  •  OH, and "gaslighting"... (7+ / 0-)

    what a concept! So there's a name for what my recent ex tried to do involving the events that really broke us down for good. I wouldn't go for it. I really thought he had lost his fucking mind by rewriting history and I told him so. It just made me more determined to get away from his warped universe where liars live lies and believe them. Denial.

    Some of those things, I really do think he remembered a different way because of his prejudices. Like, I took his weed but not his $500 once when I left him 6 years ago. I never touched that money and we both remarked on it back then. A few months ago, he said I took the money! LOL I laughed at him and told him that he was so racist, he can only remember black people stealing cash because that's what his racist mind thinks anyway.

    But the shit he tried to twist around about when he cheated on me was a definite gaslighting attempt. Wow. I had never heard of that. I'm glad I didn't fall for it but I'm trippin' on the fact that it's an actual tactic of abuse. I just thought it was the symptom of a dumb person trying to confuse somebody that was smarter than they were and failing at it.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:21:49 AM PDT

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