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Why Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

By | 2017-02-14T10:18:55+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Personality, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gaslighters, people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Read more to learn why this tactic works so well. In the article Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself, I described gaslighting as a series of manipulation tactics used to discredit you, keep you off-balance, [...]

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Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do?

By | 2017-02-14T10:19:08+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Personality, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the posting on my article Gaslighting: Know It to Identify It and Protect Yourself, I’ve received emails asking whether people who are gaslighting know that they are doing it.  As I mentioned in the article, gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation tactics used by abusers, narcissists, dictators, and cult leaders in order to gain control over a [...]

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Gaslighting: Know It, Identify It, and Protect Yourself

By | 2017-05-25T12:56:05+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn't [...]

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10 Ways to Cope with Big Changes

By | 2017-01-22T14:16:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Crisis, Current Events, Depression/Anxiety, Family, Grief, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Changes are the one constant in life. Just because we go through change doesn't mean we get used to it or fully embrace it, though. Here are 10 tips for coping with big changes in your life and coming out a better person for it. 1.  Acknowledge things are changing. Sometimes we get so caught up in fighting [...]

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5 Ways to Make Your Life Better in the New Year

By | 2017-02-06T11:10:57+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Happiness, Health, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

The new year is upon us, and that means a fresh start.  This is the perfect time to reassess where we are going in life, where we want to go, and how we are going to get there.  Here are some ways to improve your quality of life in the new year. 1.  Set better boundaries. Setting [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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So You’re in a Relationship with a Narcissist. Now What?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Part 3 of a 3-article Psychology Today series on living with a narcissist. As you learned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, being in a relationship with a narcissist is emotionally draining and can cause you to question your sanity.  You're feeling guilty about things that aren't your fault; you're told that you don't remember things the [...]

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8 More Signs You’re with a Narcissist

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Part 2 of a 3-article series on being in a relationship with a narcissist: In Part 1 of this article series, you learned 10 signs that you are in a relationship with a narcissist.  You learned that narcissists are the masters of the guilt trip.  You also learned that narcissists have a set of rules for you in the relationship [...]

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Are You in a Relationship With a Narcissist?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

New Psychology Today post:  10 Signs You are in a Relationship with a Narcissist... You find that you feel guilty for things that aren't really your fault.  You find that what your partner told you last week is now denied by them this week.  Being in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist can be very emotionally draining, [...]

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