How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.

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guitarman

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There is an interesting article on The Guardian newspaper's website about gaslighting. It is written by a woman who experienced gaslighting throughout her childhood.

She describes what happened to her growing up and strategies others can use to cope.

"How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality."

https://tinyurl.com/h7d6ypa


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« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 03:46:51 AM by guitarman »
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D.Dan

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
This article actually answered a few questions for me. Thank you for sharing. :)

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The New Me!

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 05:23:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  A very helpful and interesting read.

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 06:07:28 AM »
I thought this was an excellent article so I shared it on a support page for Childhood Emotional Neglect & someone objected because it was political.  :aaauuugh:

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
I thought this was an excellent article so I shared it on a support page for Childhood Emotional Neglect & someone objected because it was political.  :aaauuugh:

Mind sharing the page?

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Gromit

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 03:49:50 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1673285076264700/?ref=group_header

This is the page, it is a closed group so I am not sure it will work.

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »
A wonderful find and informative article. I needed to read this today. Thank you for the share.

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Re: How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality.
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »
I liked this line: "Because the person gaslighting will never be able to respond to logic and reason Ė and so you have to be the one to recognize that logic and reason canít be applied."

This has been part of my recent journey - recognizing that logic and reason can't be applied (even though/especially because the PD in my life PRIDES himself on his use of logic and reason!!) It's his own VERSION of logic/reason...but is both illogical and unreasonable. And if I question/argue he will pointedly ask "Am I being unreasonable?" with a tone/facial expression that says he expects me to say no.