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Gaslighting is psychological manipulation to make someone question their own memory, perception, and sanity.
The gaslighter aims to exert power and for the victim to be dependent on them.
The victim of #gaslighting becomes so disoriented, they start doubting their own reality.
The term first appeared in a 1938 British stageplay by Patrick Hamilton, called Gaslight, which was made into a film in 1940.
Here is the link to the film:
MGM bought the remake rights but insisted that all existing prints of this first film be destroyed,
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So, I just got off the phone with my attorney's office for this court fight to secure my children from my former abuser. Yall. What they just told me...smh Let me tell you something about #financialabuse, a huge underaddressed and unacknowledged aspect of #domesticabuse.
I answered the phone and after pleasantries,

My Attorney's Secretary: Stacey (my lawyer) wants to know if you filed your tax return?

Me: Yes. I've already filed them.
My Attorney's Secretary: Oh, ok. I figured you would have. I asked bc (the abuser)'s attorney called this morning saying that he requests that you file jointly with him and split the return 50/50 with you.
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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#domesticabuse threatening suicide as a control device. 1st time this happened to me I was 17. A boy I politely turned down for a date got his sister to ring my mother & tell her he'd killed himself because I'd refused him. My mother blamed me for bringing
family into disrepute. I believed I'd killed him for the whole weekend. Saw him at art school the following Monday where he grinned and said, that'll teach you. After that every abusive partner I had, threatened to kill themselves if I got 'uppity'.
Some even took a few painkillers and rang the police to 'save' them saying they'd taken a handful of pills. I was always blamed and advised to 'go easy' on the abuser despite him previously abusing me physically & mentally. One guy constantly
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If Austin Monahan’s story is true:
Good man for defending your Mother and while everyone is innocent until proven guilty the accusations should be investigated. This isn’t blue wave/red wave, domestic abuse is always tiptoed around (see NFL) and it shouldn’t be.
WTF? Is this an #OpenSecret #KeithEllison 🤬
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This #RobPorter mess brings up MANY issues we in the #domesticabuse prevention space see routinely. As a #DV prosecutor on the early days post-OJ with CA's Nicole Brown laws new on the books there was a LOT of "you overreacted; he's a good guy at work." Sound familiar, #metoo? 1/
So many #domesticabuse victims and survivors have a similar story: good guy in public; horrible and controlling in private. So we EXPECT lots of "he was a good guy; she must be over-reacting; this is not the man we know" #RobPorter-type defenses. they have 2 faces. 2/
OF COURSE he will behave at work. That's his paycheck. That's his public face. But at home ... all the jealousies and toxins come out in his private face. Believe the people who see his private face. 3/
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A letter to a young woman in #Skye.

We know you follow this account and want you to see this.

We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your
We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try to keep you safe.

You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you.
Your family and friends have told you they think you are in danger – they support you and want you to be safe.
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