Fearless She Wrote
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Fearless She Wrote

6 Common Gaslighting Phrases and How to Respond

#6 —” I was only joking.”

6 Common Gaslighting Phrases and How to Respond
Photo by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash

Most people know that if you are delivering bad news, you shouldn’t make jokes. There’s a reason why coroners and cardiologists are not known for their sense of humor.

So let’s start with a disclaimer: This story isn’t very funny.

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com