Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. Gas Lighting relationship stories have surfaced all over the internet. Individuals are sharing their stories of gaslighting abuse in hopes in help others overcome the struggles of this mental abuse, but what does it mean to “Gaslight” someone? The term is fairly new but this behavior is not. 

The term “Gaslight” means to manipulate a person into questioning their own sanity. Though the word is often used to describe romantic relationships, it can describe professional relationships as well. It is also used to describe a certain personality typed held by an individual, usually manipulative. 

In this video we will discuss gaslighing in relationships, gas lighting behavior, gas lighting psychology, and gas lighting abuse symptoms. 



Abuse and manipulation within a relationship can take many forms. It doesn’t have to involve physical violence. Gaslighting describes the way some people try to exert control over others.

The term comes from a 1938 play and 1944 film entitled Gas Light. In it, a husband attempts to convince his wife that she is slowly losing her mind by subtly changing elements of her environment, then pretending that she is delusional or remembering incorrectly.

The wife notices the strength of the gas lights in their home dimming. This is when the husband turns up the gas lights in the attic while he secretly searches for hidden treasure. However, when she challenges him, he denies any change and tells her she is imagining it.

The wife increasingly starts to question her own sanity.

Gaslighting has since been used to describe the way some people attempt to distort someone else’s perception of reality. Whether mild or extreme, gaslighting can greatly affect the recipient’s self-esteem and confidence.


A short film exploring domestic abuse within a gay relationship. Written and filmed a while ago but re-edited with new voice over and music. 

My Abusive Gay Relationship: Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse is very common but NO ONE talks about it from Fear and so this is part one of the story where i was in a mentally abusive relationship, My boyfriend jumped my ex boyfriend, he turned out to be a stalker, and I got.


The article below by Gay Star News relating to “Gaslighting” is not only relevant to everybody but provides an example of how easily those with disabilities can be abused.

For us born with a bleeding disorder, seeking validation and acceptance already creates periods of poor mental health. If you are not feeling right or unsure about your relationship/mental health, information to contact organisations can be found here and across the Haemosexual website.


This is what it’s like to be gaslighted in a relationship

‘It happened really gradually. You just eventually began to believe it. You believe that you’re not as valid’

This is what it’s like to be gaslighted in a relationship
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Are you being mentally abused by someone?

Mike (not his real name), says he still carries the scars of being gaslighted. Aged 25, he met Craig, 29. After a whirlwind romance, they moved in together.

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