It is an extremely effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts, and sanity, which gives the abusive partner a lot of power (and we know that abuse is about power and control).
SENATE: S 462, 581, 596, 671, 736, 834, 1301, 1308.
Tribal, Immigration and Appropriations Bills – Not Reviewed: Appropriations: HR 2434, 2596. (NEW) Related Issues (Not Normally Reviewed): HOUSE: HR 82, 83, 96, 224, 654, 1360, 1517, 1523, 1895, 2000.
There are a variety of gaslighting techniques that an abusive partner might use: Withholding: the abusive partner pretends not to understand or refuses to listen. “I don’t want to hear this again,” or “You’re trying to confuse me.” Countering: the abusive partner questions the victim’s memory of events, even when the victim remembers them accurately. “You’re wrong, you never remember things correctly.” Blocking/Diverting: the abusive partner changes the subject and/or questions the victim’s thoughts. “Is that another crazy idea you got from [friend/family member]?
” or “You’re imagining things.” Trivializing: the abusive partner makes the victim’s needs or feelings seem unimportant. “You’re going to get angry over a little thing like that?
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Dating or Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling or coercive behavior by one individual to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship.
The terms dating and domestic violence are essentially interchangeable under NJ law.