Posted on: Sunday 5th September 2021

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts. Victims of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they begin to doubt their reality. ⁠

Spotting the signs of gaslighting is not always straightforward as the behaviours can start in very subtle ways. Signs to spot include:⁠

Blatant lying and cover ups⁠

  • Actions that contradict words⁠
  • Feeling like you have to defend reality⁠
  • Denying conversations ever happened⁠
  • Manipulating others to see you differently ⁠