Author: Kitty Wenham

Why Do They Do That: What Exactly is Gaslighting?

Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore the popular term ‘Gaslighting’, and what it actually means. Content warning: This series will …

Why Do They Do That: Love-Bombing Victims into Submission

Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore the theory of love-bombing, popularised in 1995 by psychology professor Margaret Singer. Content warning: …

Why Do They Do That: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender

  Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore Jennifer Freyd’s theory of Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender (DARVO). Content warning: This series …