Pragati has been part of PRADAN, an NGO working with women in the Adivasi areas of Madhya Pradesh for the past 3 years. Currently on a break from work, she dreams one day of being able to grow her own food, write exactly what she thinks and read all the books she has collected.
While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.