White lies, grey lies, black lies: They’ve shown you the entire shade card of lies. And every time they’re caught in one, they try to pull a reverse UNO and turn it around on you.
Your insecurities are heightened: They use your insecurities to make you feel smaller. So you’re more likely to blame yourself for any problems in the relationship. (Think of how Shashi’s husband taunts and belittles her in English Vinglish)
Isolation tactic: They try to keep you away from the people who care about you. Because god forbid you feel loved by someone else and realise you deserve to be treated better.
If you’ve been nodding all this while in horror — all is not lost. Here are some helpful ways to deal with the situation: