Gaslighting – an issue that is common but you may not know what it means. Gaslighting is a form of domestic abuse however, it is also prevalent outside of romantic relationships. The perpetrator’s aim (the “gaslighter”) is to make the target lose their grip on reality and start doubting their own sanity. The aim is to make the partner lose their self-worth, doubt their own beliefs and go against their values. Gaslighting is difficult to notice because it is usually a subtle form of abuse but it can have overwhelming mental repercussions. I share more on gaslighting and examples of such behaviour in SCMPs column.