Gaslighting. Childhood abuse survivors are often victimized by narcissists who attempt to convince the abused that they are 'crazy'. The adult experience of abuse often mirrors the experience of childhood abuse by parents.
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.
It Happens to Boys Too, by Jane Staullo & Russell Bradway.