There is a loopable gamification to abuse cycles that closely mirrors addiction. Loopable because you always wind up back at the same shameful place with addictions: making big proclamations that this is the ‘last time’. Gamified because you are always trying to do this one thing better, failing, then upping your yesterday stakes with new promises tomorrow.
While this book focuses on intimate partner abuse, abuse cycles can occur anywhere. Hell, even a job can love bomb and court you, then gaslight you and eventually discard you. The only way to get away from abusive people, is to begin understanding what abuse even is. All the Little Pink Flags is an attempt to do that.
This book is dedicated whole-heartedly to every narcissist and abuser (not mutually exclusive). We are not surviving in spite of you, we are thriving because of you.
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