I Have Experience Of Gaslighting

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    I have just found out about this.

    My mind is blown. I am at a loss for words. This is the life I have been living for so many years. I have been worried I am loosing it. Always second guessing myself. Hate who I turned in to. Panic stricken when I don't do the right thing. Something I'm sure I am not the only...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    Holy Cow........that's What He Did To Me.

    I have written several stories trying to find out how what why where and when my life ended up where I am. I know what happened in my life.  I am totally aware of every instance.  Some of them have been traumatic events that shaped and made me fear.  Yet it the constancy of...
    flodials flodials
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2012
    rightsized rightsized
    51-55, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    Gaslighting

    Etymology The term derives from the 1938 stage play Gas Light (originally known as Angel Street in the United States), and the 1940 and 1944 film adaptations. The plot concerns a husband who attempts to drive his wife to insanity by manipulating small elements of their...
    koyptakh koyptakh
    51-55, M
    12 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    You May Be The Unconscious Pawn Of Gaslighting.

    I'm prepared to say that being gaslighted (gaslit?) by my mother, and several exes, is THE formative experience that has made me the direct (blunt) and too-honest person I am today. I simply don't allow anyone to gaslight me, which drives a lot of people crazy because they'd love...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    My Best Friend'S Jealousy *Long Story*

    This all started the summer of 2005 right after my childhood best friend and I turned 19. We were both still living with our parents while trying to get through school and like the summer before it, we were asked to house sit her grandmother's large cabin on Twin Cousins Mountain...
    LearningToCope13 LearningToCope13
    26-30
    2 Responses May 25, 2013
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