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In summary, here are some ways to support yourself in the face of gaslighting:
Firstly clarify to yourself how, when, and who is gaslighting you. Think about what ways they make you feel unhinged and like you’re losing it. Write down whatever you can think of. You must be able to confirm that you’re being gaslighted before you can move on with your life.
Pay attention to the signs of being gaslighted, like feeling confused, belittled, “crazy” or manipulated. Take a deep breath, clear your mind, and center yourself. Set aside regular time for grounding each day through meditation or mindfulness practice. These techniques will help you to stay objective even in difficult circumstances.
Decide whether it’s worth continuing your friendship or relationship. If you’re in a working relationship, think about whether it’s worth staying in your job or not. If you want to stay, think about ways to minimize interaction with the gaslighter until you feel grounded and confident.
Talk to trusted friends or loved ones about your problem. Alternatively, seek help from a mentor or therapist.
Shift your perspective from being a victim to being a warrior/winner or whatever word feels the most empowering. You don’t have to remain a victim for the rest of your life, and by reclaiming your personal power, you’ll also be able to help others in similar circumstances.
Read my emotional abuse article to deepen your understanding of this topic.
I hope these actions can help you regain a sense of personal clarity, confidence, and empowerment once again as you recover from the gaslighter’s mind games.
Gaslighting is an extremely narcissistic and harmful thing to do to someone. If you feel that you are a victim of gaslighting, then the moment you see any of these signs, make sure to shut it down. The only way to deal with such toxic people is to make them realize that you won’t take any more of their bullshit.
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