Best book to understand Gaslighting

#1
Hi there,

Im looking for a book that explains gaslighting really well. Its for me and my Dad.
My mum abused me as a child, along with her siblings.
ts a big family secret they have kept well by using group gaslighting.
Their gaslighting, and pretending nothing happened/excluding me, is probably the last biggest hurdle I have in healing (My dad was also manipulated by them).
At some level...I still find it hard to believe myself.

So im looking for a really good book about gaslighting. Any help would be very much appreciated!
 

Altair

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melatonin said:
Hi there,

Im looking for a book that explains gaslighting really well. Its for me and my Dad.
My mum abused me as a child, along with her siblings.
ts a big family secret they have kept well by using group gaslighting.
Their gaslighting, and pretending nothing happened/excluding me, is probably the last biggest hurdle I have in healing (My dad was also manipulated by them).
At some level...I still find it hard to believe myself.

So im looking for a really good book about gaslighting. Any help would be very much appreciated!
The term stems from the film Gas Light which is free available on youtube so maybe apart from the recommended books about psychopathy it's useful to (re)watch the film to get better understanding?
 

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melatonin said:
Hi there,

Im looking for a book that explains gaslighting really well. Its for me and my Dad.
My mum abused me as a child, along with her siblings.
ts a big family secret they have kept well by using group gaslighting.
Their gaslighting, and pretending nothing happened/excluding me, is probably the last biggest hurdle I have in healing (My dad was also manipulated by them).
At some level...I still find it hard to believe myself.

So im looking for a really good book about gaslighting. Any help would be very much appreciated!
There is a book called "The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life" by Dr. Robin Stern. I read it a few years ago and thought it was excellent.

https://www.amazon.com/Gaslight-Effect-Survive-Manipulation-Control/dp/0767924452

George Simon's book "In Sheep's Clothing" is really good too.

https://www.amazon.com/Sheeps-Clothing-Understanding-Dealing-Manipulative/dp/1935166301
 

Anthony

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Another good one is: The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities by by Jane McGregor and Tim McGregor.

The authors also had an interview on SOTT Talk Radio: https://www.sott.net/article/270014-Behind-the-Headlines-The-Empathy-Trap-Understanding-how-predators-manipulate-peoples-strengths-and-weaknesses
 
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