What is gaslighting?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | Aug. 11, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts
“Gaslighting” is when someone makes you question things that you know to be true to make you feel bad, confuse you, or manipulate you. Gaslighting can happen in any kind of relationship, and it can be a form of emotional abuse.
It can sometimes be hard to tell when you’re being gaslit. Usually the person gaslighting you will make you feel like you did or said something wrong, or that you can’t trust yourself. This is a tactic used to shift blame away from them.
Everyone deserves healthy, happy relationships, and abuse of any kind is never OK. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) to get support and advice. If you’re in high school or college, check out Love Is Respect. If you feel like you’re in immediate danger, get away from your partner and call 911.
Tags: relationships, abuse, gaslighting