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1.42 MIXED MESSAGES -- PSYCHOLOGY ABUSE TERMS, CONCEPTS

==== Mixed Messages

MEANING: Often contradictory or conflicting messages; when coupled with something one is supposed to do, these mixed messages can put a person in a 'double bind'.

RELEVANCE TO ABUSE: Mixed messages are a favorite way abusers control the abused. By putting the abused into a difficult situation, the abuser can determine the agenda.

PERSONAL NOTE FROM RICK DOBLE: Try to not let people get away with giving you mixed messages. Make them be clear and direct.

RELATED WORDS AND PHRASES: double bind, opposing, opposite, contrary, counter, conflict, conflicted, ambivalent, crazy making

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