DARVO: What it is and How to Get Out

This post was first published on the Banyan Therapy website by Beyond Betrayal Community friend, Dan Drake (LPC, CSAT, CCPS).  “DARVO” is a specific form of gaslighting, or relational abuse, that is often associated with betrayal. The acronym stands for “Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim – Offender.”


Most of us don’t enter relationships thinking about gaslighting or about emotional abuse strategies. Instead, we often enter relationships with hope for what a new relationship can bring. Partners of sex addicts are no exception: they frequently find a partner who is charming, loving, and maybe even doting… at first. Yet, all too often what

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