10 Gaslighting Signs in an Abusive Relationship

10 Gaslighting Signs in an Abusive Relationship

Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. Gas Lighting relationship stories have surfaced all over the internet. Individuals are sharing their stories of gaslighting abuse in hopes in help others overcome the struggles of this mental abuse, but what does it mean to “Gaslight” someone? The term is fairly new but this behavior is not.

The term “Gaslight” means to manipulate a person into questioning their own sanity. Though the word is often used to describe romantic relationships, it can describe professional relationships as well. It is also used to describe a certain personality typed held by an individual, usually manipulative.

In this video we will discuss gaslighing in relationships, gas lighting behavior, gas lighting psychology, and gas lighting abuse symptoms.

0:13 Gaslight Definition

Are you being Gaslighted in your own relationship?

0:56 Using your fears: Gaslighters find your fears and use it against your later on.
1:25 Knowing You: Abusers will claim to know you more than you know yourself.
1:40 Normal Changes: Will tell you something is normal when you know it’s not.
2:13 Questioning your sanity: The person abusing you will question your sanity if he/she does not get their way.
2:38 Making your doubt yourself: You begin to question your own judgment because of the abusers comments
2:58 Forgetting: Gaslighters have selective memory and may deny things they have promised or said
3:16 Making you lie: Will make you lie to avoid stress to come
3:31 Causing you to stay silent: will stop sharing with others due to habit caused by the abuser
3:55 Making you question your sanity
4:22 Making you depressed: this relationship is usually depressive

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