Invalidating mother inlaw
These are the parents who may complain when a child brings home a report card with all A’s and one B.
Perfectionistic parents tend to believe their children can always do more or better.
If your gaslighter is a spouse or partner, you might face additional difficulties when attempting to leave—specifically financial ones.
Shockingly—or perhaps not—financial abuse goes hand-in-hand with domestic abuse, which can be punctuated by gaslighting.
However, there are some parenting styles and characteristics that lend themselves to emotional neglect.
Authoritarian parents want their children to follow the rules, and have little time or inclination for listening to a child’s feelings and needs.
The most important thing to remember is that you are not the one in the wrong here!