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Are you being Gaslit?

What is “Gaslighting”

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that involves manipulating someone into doubting their own perceptions and reality. It can happen in any type of relationship, and it's important to be able to spot it and stop it.

So how do you know if YOU are being GAS-lit?

Some signs of being gaslit include feeling confused or disoriented, second-guessing yourself, and feeling like you're going crazy.

Why do people Gaslight?

People may gaslight others for various reasons, such as to gain power and control over them, to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, to protect their own ego or reputation, or because they have underlying mental health issues. However, it is important to note that gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse and is never justified.

What does this look like?

  • They deny facts and evidence that contradict their version of events.

  • They twist your words and use them against you to make you doubt your memory and perception

  • They make you feel guilty or ashamed for questioning their behavior or motives.

  • They make you feel like you are crazy or unstable by constantly changing their story or denying things they previously said or did.

  • They isolate you from friends and family, making you more dependent on them and less likely to seek outside help or support.

  • They use intimidation or threats to control your behavior and make you doubt your own judgment.

How do I get the Gaslighting to stop?

It's important to confront the person doing it and assert your own reality. Clearly state your boundaries. Using communication scripts to avoid further conflict can be beneficial as well. (I can help you with those) However, you may need to distance yourself from the person if the behavior continues.

Need more Support?

Gaslighting is a harmful form of emotional abuse that can be difficult to recognize. If you suspect you're being gaslit, it's important to communicate your boundaries and seek support from family, friends and even an expert or coach like myself. I would be happy to talk with you more about your situation and see if we can come up with a solution or plan together.

Remember that you deserve to be treated with respect and that you have the power to stop gaslighting in your life.

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