Gaslighting

Back in 1938, a play called Gas Light opened in London and a film version was released in 1944. It was the story of an abusive marriage where the husband made the wife think she was going crazy. One of the ways he did that was by telling her that the gas lights in their apartment were not getting dimmer when, in fact, they were.  The term “gaslighting” has stayed with us to this day. It’s a form of manipulation and abuse.  Dr. Karin Ryan from Nystrom and Associates explains what it sounds like, what it feels like and what you can do about it.

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