Gaslighting is a hidden form of mental and emotional abuse. It is done to make a victim doubt themselves and their sanity. It is also done to control and manipulate the victim. The abuser is usually charming and seductive. You will feel you are at fault for what is happening to you.
Signs of Gaslighting
Telling elaborate lies
Sending mixed signals
Making false accusations
Deciving others about you
Making you doubt yourself and others
Wearing down your self esteem
Convincing others you are crazy
Attacking your self esteem
Moral: Believe in yourself and how special you are!
What is stalking?
It is when someone is watching, monitoring or following you!
It can take place between work, home or going to appointments. Sometimes the person stalking you will organise another person to watch or follow you on their behalf. It is another way that an abuser can control you and keep you feeling afraid of them. The Truth is it is illegal for someone to do this to you and is a violation of your rights. Stalking can lead to other violent crimes and even death so report it as soon as it starts.
What to do to look after your safety
Always report stalking to the police
Get yourself an apprehened violence Order to protect yourself
Get a notebook and write down the time, place and event that happens so you have a record of all stalking or abuse events
Advice your friends, family, work colleagues and neigbours of what is happening to you
Take a different route to your appointments if possible
Get security cameras at home to keep you safe
Moral: Build a strong sense of safety from support of those around you!