4. He makes romantic gestures.
When the couple knows that they have crossed the line and their relationship is in doubt, the abuser makes a romantic surprise for you: an expensive meal, a vacation, or an unexpected gift, like your favorite flowers. The original problem remains unresolved or not even recognized.
5. He insults your intelligence.
Gradually, you get the feeling that things just go wrong. Your partner denies doing or saying something that you clearly remember, but believing him, you begin to doubt yourself. This manipulation form is designed to make you doubt your mental health.
6. He doesn't suport you.
You come home full of emotion because you’ve got a great business opportunity or you’ve been asked to get involved with a project that you are passionate about. But your partner immediately discourages you, telling you that things will go wrong, or that it's a bad idea. So you stop sharing your ideas and successes with him, because you know you will not get any positive reaction. Unfortunately, you don’t have faith in yourself anymore.