Number 4 is the one used against me the most, but I experienced all of these lies. Over and over again.
Discover what perpetrators of domestic violence or abuse really mean in this breakdown of the TOP FIVE lies they tell.
1. The lie: “I love you”
The truth: I love what you do for me. I love how powerful I feel when I hurt you. I love that I never have to accept responsibility for my horrific behaviour. I love that despite this, you believe I love you. I feel only contempt for you, but saying ‘I love you’ enables me to maintain control over you.
2. The lie: “I only hurt you because I drink too much / had a terrible childhood / have trust issues”
The truth: I deliberately get tanked up on drink / drugs before I abuse you, because it is a great excuse. In fact, there is no end to the excuses I’ll invent because shifting the blame for my abusive behaviour is…
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