Today, we talk about gaslighting. I’m amazed by the number of people who aren’t sure what gaslighting is and don’t even know they are being victims of it. To help me explain what gaslighting is and why it is a form of abuse, I’ll share some situations I’ve experienced during my previous marriage with my ex-husband.
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
– What gaslighting is, and what makes it a form of abuse
– Why, when we are being gaslighted, we doubt our sanity and our common sense
– How my ex-husband went from potential murder to hero
– Why we isolate ourselves when we are being gaslighted in our relationship
When someone is being abused, their friends and relatives will most likely advise them to leave that relationship. In most cases, the abused won’t leave their abuser, not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t, because being in an abusive relationship feels safer for the victim’s system than being alone. Gaslighting is a form of abuse, and we must approach its victims with compassion and empathy.