What is gaslighting? When an abuser manipulates you into thinking that you are delusional, be careful. Gaslighting is a common form of emotional manipulation tactic that narcissists use to get you to question your own judgement and perception. Gaslighting often happens in toxic romantic relationships, but can happen from friends and families as well. If you feel that you might be a victim of gaslighting abuse, we recommend the following: 1) Learning to draw boundaries 2) Recording the evidence 3) Consulting others or 4) gaining distance and perspective. Watch this video to find out if you’re being gaslighted or not.
On the other hand, if you find yourself being the gaslighter, and you want to change yourself, we recommend introspection. Ask yourself, what’s causing you to gaslight? Where is the root of your behaviour coming from? Insecurities? A sense of wanting control? Once you find out the source, seek the help and available resources to learn how you can communicate or approach problems in relationships differently.
You can also watch these videos about gaslighting that YouTube has too to educate yourself more on the topic of gaslighting
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Morris, S. Y. (2017, April 1). Gaslighting: Signs and tips for seeking help. Healthline. Retrieved from www.healthline.com/health/gaslighting
Sarkis, S. A. (2017, January 22). 11 red flags of gaslighting in a relationship. Psychology Today. Retrieved from www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-red-flags-gaslighting-in-relationship
Sussex Publishers. (n.d.). Gaslighting. Psychology Today. Retrieved from www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/gaslighting