13 comments on “Why Emotional Abuse and Forced Sleep Deprivation Are Effective Tools to Gain Compliance: Part 1

  1. the sleep deprivation is awful…lack of sleep not only makes you vulnerable, it turns you into a different person. Often, my abuser would fight into the wee hours. But I can’t say it was all him, I was reacting to his other abuses and pushing for a resolution. I just didn’t know.

  2. Sickening but right on. I recognized my abuser in almost every word. Hard to read, for sure, but for some, it might give clarity. I will share with my readers. Blessings!

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  7. wow – I am very touched by this post. My mother who is a doctor after your reading your post of informative and with strong approach, I am speechless.

    • Hi, Chrissy,

      I hope the series was useful for you – I still am having challenges finding literature focused on sleep deprivation in domestic violence. It was my intent to at least get something out there for other survivors and those still being victimized so they could see how it is being used against them as punishment and an additional form of control. I am hoping the more we each continue ti share experiences that are not often talked about openly, information from medical and psychology communities will expand to include this in the dialogue of domestic violence as well.

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