Is mental abuse a real thing? Or am I just playing the victim role?
When I separated from my ex, someone mentioned that maybe I should go to therapy because it sounded like he was mentally abusive to me. I thought that was non sense, but then I realized without him arnd I actually feel happy. I actually wear cute outfits again. I don't remember he ever says that I looked stupid in my cute little outfits, but I never wore them when I was with him. Could it have been some type of brainwashing that maybe he didn't know he was doing? He came over the other night to see our son and told me how much he hates me and resents me and what a horrible person I am. I felt terrible. Then after he left I thought, "hey wait a second, I'm not a horrible person." Is that mental abuse. Him making me feel bad abt myself?