Abusers use manipulation tactics to get what they want. According to Jenn Rockefeller on breakthesilencingdv.org, these are some of the tactics they use.
Gaslighting tactics are used to make their targets question their sense of reality, they make the victim believe that what is true about the abuse or situation is merely a figment of their imagination.
Abusers make victims believe that their “problems, issues, thoughts, feelings, and emotions are less important than theirs, to make their victims feel unimportant and insignificant.”
Abusers work hard at driving a wedge between the victim and their family so that they have no support system. This is to ensure they can abuse and control them in private without anyone knowing.
To learn about the other types of manipulative tactics used by abusers, read the full article here.