Word Games Abusers Play
Interrupts you when you’re talking.
Repeats “your exact words” but takes them out of context or makes up something that you did not say or mean.
Challenges you to remember “exact words” but you can’t (or tells you you’re wrong) because the conversation is so confusing you don’t know exactly what he’s talking about anymore.
Changes the subject to divert your attention.
Tells you what you really mean to say.
Drones on for hours, repeating the same points, getting nowhere, until you’re so exhausted you want to agree just to get them to be quiet (brainwashing).
Re-defines words to mean what he or she wants them to mean.
Denies saying what they said (even if you’re playing it back to him from a digital recorder, they may deny meaning what they obviously meant).
Uses tricks like abusive anger to get you to be quiet or listen.
Extracted from: Things Abusers Say and Do to Gain Power Over You