Whether or not you decide to end a relationship with a gaslighting partner, you must work to rebuild trust with yourself. This first requires that you be compassionate with yourself.
When someone treats you poorly in the dating process or demonstrates that they have a mean streak in the early days of your relationship, pay attention. They are showing you who they are.
Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse, and thus is a type of intimate partner violence that happens gradually over time. This is why it is so hard to detect and so easy to fall prey to.
Dealing with and working for an abusive boss is not a situation to take lightly. Until you can leave, you need to develop a strategic plan.
How does one tame a bully boss? Unfortunately, you typically don’t. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your mental wellbeing.
Bully bosses are famous — or infamous — for yelling, throwing things and treating their people as though they have no value. They treat people as though they are expendable because in the abusive boss’s mind, they are.
Merideth Thompson, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and speaker, who empowers young women with the skills they need to live a happy, productive life. It is her goal to demystify dense academic studies and data for everyday people so that they can make informed decisions for themselves.
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