Gaslighting is a form of control, which comes from the 1938 play Gas Light (later made into a film, starring Ingrid Bergman). The victims of gaslighting often bring things up to a partner that they believe to be true, only to end a conversation with this partner doubting their own memories, their perceptions, and often their sanity. Victims of gaslighting often feel isolated and controlled, by their partners over time because their entire sense of self comes into question. Do gaslighters know what they’re doing? Do they do it on purpose? How can you recognize, and get help from, someone who may be gaslighting you?
Tony references Stephanie A. Sarkis’ blog post from Psychologytoday.com Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/are-gaslighters-aware-what-they-do You can purchase Stephanie’s Book Gaslighting: Recognizing Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free here https://amzn.to/2uGa8E2