Gaslighting is a tactic of behavior in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality
They tell you blatant lies.
They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.
They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition.
They wear you down over time.
Their actions do not match their words.
They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse you.
They know confusion weakens people.
They try to align people against you.
They tell you or others that you are crazy.
They tell you everyone else is a liar.
by Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D. Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D. Here, There, and Everywhere Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself
One of the saddest and certainly one of the most devestating experiences of my life was to watch someone go full ballistic on this and is still there today and all that keeping the rage alive as much as possible. What a shame. What a shame religion had so much to do with it.