Gas-lighting. It’s a horrible sounding compound word.
Emotional baiting has a sneaky, underhanded sound to it.
Both of these terms mean the same thing.
Emotional baiting and gas-lighting are terms used to describe the behaviors of someone who says and does certain things for the sole purpose of enraging another individual.
The rage shown by the individual is “proof” that the individual is crazy, out of control, and that the first person is the victim of some kind of abuse.
I was purposefully enraged throughout the day and evening yesterday by Lover boy. He was so arrogant as to tell me he did it on purpose to try and get rid of our company.
I was ready to end our relationship, and I still might, but he came and apologized for treating me badly and asked me to forgive him.
From all my research, narcissists don’t apologize or ask for forgiveness. Right now, I’m just confused.
I chose to give him the benefit of the doubt. I can only hope I don’t regret it.
Until next time…