When a victim of abuse has proof of abuse, such as bruises or broken bones, that person is usually believed. Sadly, the emotional warfare narcissists dish out doesn’t leave such obvious physical evidence behind, & many victims aren’t believed because of that. As a result, victims are often re-victimized by people who don’t believe them, & who accuse them of exaggerating, lying, seeking attention or being the abuser who is trying to cover our tracks. This often includes a victims own friends & family.
The excuses people give as to why they don’t believe a victim may sound plausible, but in reality, they aren’t. This post shares some commonly used excuses. I apologize in advance to those who find this post triggering or upsetting!
“She is too nice. I can’t imagine this sweet person abusing anyone!” Abusers hide their cruel activities from everyone but their victim. By acting “nice” around…
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