Patrick Doyle shares how minimizing is another top tactic he has seen abusers use to avoid responsibility for their harmful behavior.
With minimizing, the abuser takes an event of harm and tries to make it less problematic. They take a big harmful event and make it really small. This causes you to feel like the pain you experienced was not that big of deal.
If you are in a relationship where someone doesn’t ever admit responsibility of hurting you, there is a good chance you are experiencing a form of minimizing.