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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:38 pm

[*]Gas lighting is a form of emotional abuse that make a person question reality
[*]Women are often the most susceptible victims of this, can lead to feeling crazy
[*]While this often plays out in romantic setups, can happen in other relationships


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Post by eddie on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:57 pm

It’s a very subtle manipulation. Many people say it takes years to get out of the gaslighter’s control.
It can almost make the one being gaslighted think they have gone slightly crazy, making them think their reality isn’t the real reality.


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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:01 pm

I wonder if the term .Gaslighting' is in homage to the 1940's film 'Gaslight' starring Angela Lansbury I think.
A husband tried to drive his wife mad by playing subtle and nasty tricks on her whilst pretending to adore her.

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Post by eddie on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Syl wrote:I wonder if the term .Gaslighting' is in homage to the 1940's film 'Gaslight' starring Angela Lansbury I think.
A husband tried to drive his wife mad by playing subtle and nasty tricks on her whilst pretending to adore her.

It most certainly is.

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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:12 pm

Interesting, I have never heard of the term being used in a modern way before.
Anyway, its a nasty thing to do. snobby

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Post by eddie on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Syl wrote:Interesting, I have never heard of  the term being used in a modern way before.
Anyway, its a nasty thing to do. snobby

It’s extremely common. Many people don’t know they’re being gaslighted until they read up on it.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Syl wrote:I wonder if the term .Gaslighting' is in homage to the 1940's film 'Gaslight' starring Angela Lansbury I think.
A husband tried to drive his wife mad by playing subtle and nasty tricks on her whilst pretending to adore her.


Yes... but the techniques are also used by govts/authorities on the general public...


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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:03 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:
Syl wrote:I wonder if the term .Gaslighting' is in homage to the 1940's film 'Gaslight' starring Angela Lansbury I think.
A husband tried to drive his wife mad by playing subtle and nasty tricks on her whilst pretending to adore her.


Yes... but the techniques are also used by govts/authorities on the general public...


2+2=5



The right is constantly gaslighting the general public, there has been a lot written about it.

I’m a Republican. Why Is My Party Gaslighting America?

The GOP is Gaslighting America — on National Television

What is 'gaslighting'? And how does it relate to Donald Trump?

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:45 pm

Syl wrote:I wonder if the term .Gaslighting' is in homage to the 1940's film 'Gaslight' starring Angela Lansbury I think.
A husband tried to drive his wife mad by playing subtle and nasty tricks on her whilst pretending to adore her.

I was thinking that.
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