Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Unsavory Truth About Gaslighting

And How To Avoid This All-Too-Common Form Of Abuse

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash

I had to look up the term, ‘gaslighting.’ It wasn’t one I used in conversation, but I lived it, for the first twenty years of my life. My third oldest brother and older sister gaslighted me from as far back as I can remember. Growing up, I thought it was the only one. Sadly, I’ve discovered it’s all too common. Lots of people experience gaslighting.

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Barbara Carson Todd

Barbara Carson Todd

Writer, editor, advocate, occasional organist/cantor. You can find me at barbaracarsontodd.com or on https://nyaddcares.org.