7 ways to deal with gaslighting
Even if you’re not directly discussing the gaslighting, it’s important to keep in contact with friends and family members. When you’re isolated, you’re more susceptible to self-doubt. Gaslighters know this and often try to convince you only they have your best interest at heart. “He said, ‘You are crazy. No one loves you. You are here with me. You don’t have anyone else here,’” one victim of gaslighting told Sweet. If you’re watching for that behavior, you may be more aware that it’s happening and more likely to shut it down.