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Gaslighting: How to Drive Someone Crazy

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  1. It has taken me three decades to see and understand what my ex did to me, also how fast he began to use gaslight methods on me. He very quickly convinced me i didn’t know what I was doing thinking from day to day minute to minute. Isolated me by forbidding me to see my parents for a year or my daughter. I was 19 years old.
    He made me help his previous wife and children with constant threat of leaving me if I didn’t obey. In time there was other women and he provided my involvement with the odd man, which of course he ended beating me so badly I died but was revived to endure 11 more years before I with our daughter ( my youngest) get away.
    It has taken me over 15’years of councelling 23 years of acupuncture to enable me to survive but it’s left me anxious unable to trust most men and some women.

  2. Christine,
    I experienced this recently and not only does it drive someone crazy it creates ugliness. I find it difficult to have compassion for others who resort to gas lighting tactics and lies to secure their own needs/wants. I am grateful that I don’t feel the need to do this and have no control over others who do.

  3. I have been a victim of Gaslighting. It almost took my life and robbed me of my sanity. It is hard to imagine that

  4. One problem which goes unmentioned here is the consequent side effects of this behaviour on subsequent relationships of the victim. Sometimes, the ‘bullied’ unconsciously replicate the behaviour of the bullies, inflicting this on the new partner until, feeling they’ve somewhat tired of the situation, move on and ‘leave them for dead’.

 

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