There is a term for what we have been going through!!! 🦋
For years I had no idea what was happening to me within my marriage...I had my own nick-names for it, things like: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Eggshells, Mean, Toxic etc...but in September 2017 I randomly came across a post like this that listed all of these and boy did it open my eyes!!! 👀
Every single one was ticked for me and I screamed inside my head saying THIS IS ME!!!! 😵Since then, I have gone through all the stages of grief as I struggled to accept the situation that I was in...and struggled to even acknowledge the A-Word...Abuse!😳 No-one wants to admit that they have let this happen to them...again!
But you know what?? Now that I am past the depression, fear, denial, anger at him & anger at myself, sadness, doubt, acknowledgement & acceptance....I am SO thankful for that random post that I came across 9months ago, because that was a trigger to a turning point in my life! And I bet the person who posted that on their social media doesn’t even know that their post/words changed my life!!! I can only hope that my words can do the same for someone else out there!💕 Gaslighting is just one part of many within a cycle of emotional abuse....but it can be one of the most damaging for us because it makes us not only question our self-worth, but also our sanity!! It’s real, you’re not imagining things, you’re not crazy! I believe you and you are not alone!❤️❤️ #gaslighting #emotionalabuse #verbalabuse #spiritualabuse #financialabuse #behindcloseddoors #raiseawareness #overcomingdomesticabuse #roadtorecovery #selflove #selfcare #onedayatatime 👣