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Still struggling from the effects of an abusive relationship?

Many people do, and sadly, there is very little information available to be found online, in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. The "gaslight effect" is not officially recognized, nor is it widely even known.

Even when it is accepted, recognized, and known, not many people seem to know what to do about it to heal it. The fact is, being in a relationship with a narcissist over a long period of time has long-lasting traumatic effects that can be extremely catastrophic to the person suffering them.

Gaslighting is "crazy-making". It makes you think that you’re actually going crazy.

Gaslighting is a way of hiding the abuse.

Gaslighting is lying with a goal.

The motive behind gaslighting is to make you think you’re crazy or that your memory doesn’t work right. So, you can’t trust yourself and your perceptions of reality. This means, you’ll defer to the abuser for an account of what’s real, so slowly, over time, the abuser becomes the authority over your life.

Gaslighting takes place in relationships, like one-on-one relationships, friendships, in family, and at work. You’ll see gaslighting on the news, and you’ll hear gaslighting coming from politicians, corporate shills, cult leaders, advertising commercials, etc.

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  • Lillie K. Gordon
  • 22-01-2021

Happy with it

An amazing and necessary book for anyone who has ever found themself on the receiving end of this pernicious kind of emotional abuse. It's been a godsend for me, even though my gaslighting relationship is over.

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  • Will Rouse
  • 17-06-2021

One sided writing

Interesting information, but the writing appears to be the author's personal interpretation of choices she made in her own life, then projecting them on to the partners she has chosen. Too many "I" and "me" statements with numerous appeals to emotion. So many chapters are spoken in absolutes, only describing interactions in the most extreme terms, "everything" vs. "nothing" or "always" vs. "never" statements.

Would have been more enjoyable if there was more objective language. It was too much of a first person narrative.

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  • James B. Garrison
  • 27-01-2021

Love the author!

it's unfortunate when the gaslighter is smart enough to ONLY gaslight you on things that ONLY you and the gaslighter were there for. so that you don't have fact checking options. gaslighters often refuse to communicate through texts or messengers so that you literally can't go back and have proof of something they said that can be used against them. if they are a skilled gaslighter like the ones I've had in my life, they will do this. if you have someone like this in your life, GET AWAY if you can!!!!!

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  • Jesse J. Martinez
  • 27-01-2021

Good for students

Thank you for this audiobook. This is really mind opening. Those things should be taught at schools, universities and at a corporate level.

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  • William E. Gilbert
  • 27-01-2021

10/10

This book was a quick read that was packed with very useful and insightful information and I'd highly recommend it for anyone in this type of toxic relationship. As you may note - NPD and other personality trait disorders found on the DSM manual can be found in anyone of any race, creed, religion, or economic status. It can be found in any type of relationship and need not be solely romantic based. This is a great book to keep on file for those of us who council others in this area of expertise and for anyone who has had the misfortune of having to endure such abuse. Remember abuse comes in many forms and need not be solely physical based

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  • Joshua R. Johnson
  • 27-01-2021

Amazing book

My narcissist mom was awesome at gas lighting. When I learned this was a thing I was like I knew I wasn’t crazy. I was so mad.

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  • Michael L. Garcia
  • 27-01-2021

Highly Recommend!

This is honestly one of the best books about gaslighting i´ve read, it´s so on point and easy and clearly explained and even though i´ve read so much about this topic and emotional abuse in general in my life somehow this book had an eye opening effect on me once more

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  • Christopher L. Saavedra
  • 27-01-2021

Awesome book

This is an informative audiobook detailing what gaslighting is, and how it can happen in various areas of your life--including ways that you perhaps didn't recognize as gaslighting. If you've ever had the misfortune of dealing with this sort of toxic behavior, I think you'll find this book to be helpful in learning how to cope and heal from it.

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  • Jesus K. Jones
  • 27-01-2021

Great book

I truly believe everyone should listen this audiobook. Knowledge is power. Our school system has let us down so much in learning about relationships , which is something that EVERYONE mostly has in their lifetime. It truly baffles me that so many people I have met have never even heard of the term, and I’m glad we finally have a scientific term for these behaviours.This book also had a lot of support links so you could get help with many of the issues talked about in this book.I recommend for people to put this book on their tbr list

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  • Carroll A. Scotto
  • 27-01-2021

For beginners

I wish I would have found this years ago. This is a good resource for recognizing and recovering form gaslighting. The order the chapters flows somewhat awkwardly, probably because most people only read the chapters that pertain to their own experiences instead of the book in it’s entirety. Well worth listening.

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  • GA
  • 29-01-2021

Must read for everyone!

I couldn't stop listening until I finished the whole book. It was recommended to me, and boy it opened my eyes to the root of problematic patterns and high anxiety in people been gaslighted from narcissistic individuals.
The book explains the different scenarios with the emphasis of self care and love than focusing on the shame and guilt. It also provides tips how to deal with these scenarios, recovery and then healing.
Gas lighting is more common than we realise and it is a good book that raise awareness with simplicity and professionally.

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