16 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.

  8. My wife keeps me up all the time just because she won’t make the kids go to sleep untill midnight every night she feels that I shouldn’t be allowed to sleep

    • Jim, its hars to center yourself snd be the best and give 100% whem you are being conteolles or manipulated. Im sure you love your wife but sometimes loving yourself is all you can do. Stand your ground, take care of yourself, have free will without harming anyone and watch the transformation in action. It gets worse the more you show what you are willing and arent to tollerate but its worth it in the end. No one should set all the rules and boundaries its a group effort in the home and everyone deserves peace and to relax at the end of the day… on their own time especially. take care!

  9. Thank you. I have been going through the same thing the last 4 years and no one really acknowledges the sleep deprivation that goes along with it on someone’s constantly calling you every 30 minutes to an hour to make sure that your in his control psychologically physically emotionally and Technology wise. You’re so tired and you can’t sleep because they have 4 alarms that go off in the morning. And you always have to go along with his schedule as well as keep up with your own. I felt as if I was The Walking Dead.

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