• I actually did laugh when I saw this in
theaters because this is a very real guilt
tactic parents use and it's 100%
effective.
It's called gaslighting.
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    • This is gaslighting because it is intended to make the victim feel like a healthy reaction is wrong, and feel like they are crazy. It's emotional abuse and it's really common. Part of the reason we are all fucked up.
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    • I think Tangled is better than Frozen, better story and has great humor
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    • God my mom guilt trips me every fucking day man... It makes me so frustrated with her that I just wanna cry... I can't wait to get out of here...
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    • Also, side note, best way to deal with passive aggressive behavior is to not acknowledge it. Force them to tell you straight out or let them get upset on their own. Don’t give them attention. My best friend is the queen of passive aggression, but she’s learned not to do that with me.
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    • This is not gas lighting. That is a tool with abusive narcissistic parents, but this is not what's being used. This is called emotional blackmail, when a parent makes a request (and then a demand), and when it is not followed, they turn it on the child by punishing them with emotional backlash.
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    • I have been gaslit and manipulated by my mother to the point idk what’s right. She’s won and fucked my head up. I see my brother in the same situation I was in. I will not let that happen to him. Ever.
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    • Wow, the fact that SO MANY people actually go through this? On one side i’m comforted that i’m not alone, on another I’m terrified over how many parents thought it was collectively normal to fuck up a generation like this.
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    • Holy shit is that what gaslighting is? My moms been doing this for ages and I’ve always seen her as the victim
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    • People say gaslighting to mean any lie. That's not what gaslighting is. It's a long process that gets its name from a book where a man adjusted the literal gas lights in his house to convince his wife that she was going blind.
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    • Tangled is my favorite Disney princess movie
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    • I was gaslighted by an ex and stayed purely bc I thought nobody else would want me. Lads, there's someone out there who will love you for you, and don't let any dumb bitch tell you otherwise
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    • My dad will say fucked up shit to me like all the time. And then when I start making points in the argument he'll just shout over me. And then when I tell him the things he's said to me, and point out it's fuck led for a dad to say that to his (teen) son he'll say I'm not remembering correctly
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    • Gas lighting is making the other person doubt their thoughts and feelings. You make them think that what they feel makes them evil or that they are crazy for feeling that way at all. Often gaslighting involves lying about what happened before which makes the other person doubt their memories.
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    • i hate when a parent says youre like the other parent but only says that when youre in a disagreement
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    • And then the parents look at these scenes and joke about how toxic they are thinking its funny they act that way like "haha thats so funny because thats how I act with my children"
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    • Me: "Ha my mom does that" *reads comments* "aw shit"
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    • Hoo boy. "I don't remember that. You must be wrong/lying. It's not like I gaslit everyone else here as well (mom and bro) into thinking it never happened. It's not like I got into your phone while you were sleeping by using your fingerprint scanner and deleted all your recordings of it. Nah. You're-
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    • My mom relies too much on the power of guilt trips. It worked on ten kids, so I guess that’s useful. Unfortunately for her she had me who actually calls her out on her bs instead of feeding it. My younger brother caught on. She’s not too happy about it
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    • Gaslighting...favorite tool of those with Borderline Personality Disorder.
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    • "Gaslighting, you made that up cause your fucking crazy"
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    • My mom kicked me out after coming out. then a few months later I came to pick some stuff up and she starts saying stuff like "oh I wish you came back to help with your siblings" or "we missed you" and "I've been through a lot and I don't want you confusing your siblings" "I need your help around...
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    • Teens are so stupid and bent on being victims.
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    • Notice how every story is about an abusive mother. Can we as a society finally fucking speak up about how women are abusive as fuck. How they are most of the time the fucking problem. How fatherless households are the woman's fault because it always is.
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    • There are so many parents out there that have absolutely no business being parents
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    • Damn, reading these comments made me realize my dad really is a fucked up person and that I should stop sympathizing with him
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    • Not gaslighting, but still mental and emotional abuse
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    • Both of my parents (divorced) have been this way with me on multiple occasions, painting the other as the bad parent and acting all pathetic and such. I'm so fucking confused.
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    • Great now everyone in the community gets to talk about how terrible parents are
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    • Emotional abuse gang wya
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    • My mom does this. Literally talked to her about how i was feeling left out of the family and how it seemed like everyone else had a standard different than mine. This is after years of her practically ignoring my life and feelings about it, as well as never telling me whats going on until i cant
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    • I've girls people use the term gaslighting in like 50 different ways. It means nothing.
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    • My biological mother tried to abuse me continuously, it started with emotional and physical, but the physical died down when I started blocking her blows better and looking like I was gonna hit back. Everything else got worse though so eventually I moved in w dad. Now I havent talked to her for-
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    • That is not what gaslighting is
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    • wait my mom does and has done that to me and my brother all the time
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    • I'd fuck Rapunzel's asshole so hard
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    • Did you guys have parents that couldent accept the fact that i am ideed the "slave" in this house and that you mom wasnt because i do the hard chores and i do more yet she still says "im sick of being everyones maid/slave" and i just wanna say "then leave cause your not needed."1/2
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    • Isn't gaslighting when you make them question their sanity through manipulation?
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    • this and having a family thats insanely passive aggressive really helps the trauma 😌
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    • Here come all the abusive parent stories in the comments. Oh joy.
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    • Emotionally abusive parents. Y’all need to shut the fuck up and be thankful your mom paid the rent and didn’t sleep in the arm chair with a needle in her arm while another cigarette burns the carpet.
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    • Gaslighting isn’t real and you’re FUCKIN CRAZY
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    • Whenever I attempt to have a calm discussion with my mother about something that’s bothering me she’ll get upset and tell me to “stop playing the victim” and claims that the only reason something upsets me is because I’m intentionally trying to victimize myself.
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    • Man, I will never be anything less than grateful for how good of parents I have. Sometimes I see the comments and the fact that the people who raised you are like that sounds like a living hell
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    • Rapunzel’s witch-mom was a stone-cold MILF.
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    • Since this comment section is full of people who were emotionally damaged by parents, I would like to ask for some advise. I had this narcissistic, selfish, manipulative, jackass ex whatever (we weren’t dating but he treated me like we were so idk what to call him) 1/?
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    • My parents do this, I rented an apartment to live near a college campus but the rent was for a year. So I stayed there the entire school year until Corona hit and then my mom would call me crying asking why I don't want to come home and what did she do, now I'm back home, miserable and paying rent
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    • But she’s literally is the bad guy
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    • People learn what the word gaslighting means once and then proceed to apply it to everything :/
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    • No, it’s called kidnapping...
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    • But...she is the bad guy
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    • Its not only my parents who do this, but also my little sister, so I’m really worried about future generations. I thought it would end once people understood more about psychology and emotional abuse, but I guess not.
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    • My dad tries to pull this shit all the time
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    • Gaslighting: to manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
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    • Damn y’all really hate your mothers
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    • It's not gaslighting, it's emotional blackmail. There's a difference.
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    • I remember seeing this movie like 40 times in one year
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    • My mom does this all the ?#%*ing time and then has the audacity to turn around and tell my dad I do it to her 0-0
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    • I bought you this [something I didn't ask for] now like it or your ungrateful!
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    • That’s not gaslighting that’s guilt tripping
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    • That isnt gaslighting its playing the victim
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    • Wow
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    • that's what gaslighting is?
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    • How do you people have the courage to stand up to your parents? If I even think about saying something back, I’m in trouble for at least a month
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    • My mother hates this movie because she feels called out by it
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    • Shit my brother gaslights and manipulates my family all the time. He has a drug problem and steals my little brothers aderrall and vyvanse and whatever valuable shit we have for crack. But my mom doesn’t kick him out or if she does it’s only for a bit, hate that manipulative fucker. That’s why I -
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    • I (and my ex who had been through the same shit), realized how shit my mom can be when I related work Quasimodo and Rapunzel
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    • Politicians also gaslight. Trump is particularly bad about doing it.
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    • All of those saying this anit gaslighting didnt evem bother to look it up cuase its definition is literally: manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their sanity
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    • Yeahhh my dad does it when he slams shit around and screams...i cry hard and feel crappy lmao
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    • What even was her endgoal? Live however long Rapunzel lived to stay alive by leeching off her power?
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    • My mom does this. She asks me when I’m gonna do one of my chores, and then if I don’t say the right time she gets mad. When I talk to her about how shemakes it sound like I hsve a choice when I really don’t, she starts talking about how shitty I am for making her the bad guy
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    • Mmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhh in this case yes. Sorry but teen girls and moms.. the girls can be dumb asf. Take ‘cool’ tik tok girl for instance
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    • That movie is so fucking creepy to me because that's not even her fucking mom she kidnapped her
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    • We’ve had some bad personal fam problems rise up recently and I just got a counselor that I really like. My mom sat in on the 1st session bc she thought my counselor was very biased and all that shit, and somehow convinced me to look for a new one, and stupid me did. In these fam problems, my mom...
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    • Finally someone understands
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    • I always hear "I guess I'm just a terrible mother"
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    • Ever since I've been depressed, gaslighting or guilt tripping has never worked on me. I just agree with their negative remarks about themselves.
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    • Good job. Mom and Dad thanks to your terrible parenting. I will shred this universe down to its last atom.
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    • I watched this literally today with my girl and when I saw this part I told her that my mom does this all the time like "I'm the bad guy all the time"
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    • Gaslighting doesn't exist you made it up because your fucking crazy 😂
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    • My mom was a manipulative narcissistic bitch and definitely pulled that shit all the fucking time, now me and my siblings are fucked beyond fucked trying to readjust into normal human beings and not be so antisociable
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    • Gaslighting is where you intentionally lie to someone about some experience you both had together to try and make them question their memory
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    • my dad used to tell me i didn’t love him whenever i asked to hang out with friends (even their birthday parties in kindergarten) and he still does it. he said i was overreacting when i said it hurt my feelings.
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    • I think they studied abusive parents behaviors in order to create Mother Leather Lips over here
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    • Tangled is my favorite Disney movie because I was raised with a mother exactly like that and it’s refreshing to see someone overcome it and have a good life
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    • My mom will give me the option to not do something and if I say no she’ll guilt trip me into doing it and then when I say I’ll do it she’ll continue to purposefully making me feel guilty about it for the rest of the day
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    • Gonna be out of my abusive moms house in a month im so fucking happy to be rid of this horrible woman
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    • I've been gaslit so much I didn't know that wanting privacy and not wanting to hang out with mom while gaming with friends, for example, was normal
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    • SHE WAS THE VILLAIN!!!
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    • I went to this comment section knowing damn well I would see a bunch of other people whose mothers gaslit them for years. Was not disappointed
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    • I thought gaslighting was like the “no war in Ba Sing Sei”
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    • Everyone saying your mother gaslights you. Realize that abuse is a learned trait, they were probably gaslighted by your Grammy, and you will most likely end up subconsciously gaslighting as well and should consciously try to break that cycle.
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    • Yea and its fucking annoying because you know its happening but there is nothing you can fo
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    • My mom pulls this shit when I try to talk about how childhood didn’t feel so great for me and then I have to console her
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    • Has anyone here seen the movie "Gaslight?" It has Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton. It's really good, highly recommend. Good enough to coin a phrase based on it!
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    • My mom has done this to me so much that I just don't react anymore. I pretty much don't CARE anymore because she always does it. I just hope I don't do the same to my future kiddos
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    • See, but when my parents did that I eventually just started not trusting them, not knowing when I can believe them, and our relationship was very very bad. Then my mom manipulated on top of that, so that went well. Lmao oof . I wouldn’t say it’s “ effective”, but maybe that’s just me.
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    • no it *isnt*
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    • Gaslighting isn't real and your crazy if you think that it is.
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