[Ads-l] "gaslighting"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Fri Jan 12 01:38:56 UTC 2018

a new term to me.  I believe it comes from the title of the movie "Gaslight", in which a crook tries to convince his wife that she is crazy.


Greg, a Canadian lawyer, is 28 but he's already had 11 serious relationships. He says each of those relationships ended with infidelity, on his part, and severe self-doubt on the part of the women. He is a self-confessed "gaslighter".

"Looking back it's clear that I was gaslighting the women and slowly making them second-guess their version of reality," he says. 

He's speaking out now to give insight into the mind of a gaslighter, and to warn women of the tell-tale signs.

Gaslighting has been described as psychological abuse where false information is deliberately presented to the victim - the purpose being to make the victim question their own memory and perception of events. 

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