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[1944] Gaslight

Regardless of whether or not sonder is a “real” word, the feeling is essential to existence. Directly from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

“…the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.” 475 more words

First Take

The Egg McMuffin Incident

Gaslight (Verb): the act of manipulating someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

The first time I remember encountering gaslighting was when I was 13 years old…in a family incident lovingly referred to as… 1,010 more words

Suffering from gas

A laid-back Walbrook in the original film of GASLIGHT. Chiseled here.


Gaslight Review {boston south end}

A couple friends suggested Gaslight for a birthday dinner so we made a reservation for six and headed on over. It’s not as easy as it sounds, because for a Saturday night, this was the last seating available (around 6) and we had to call twice because there was an error with the online booking system. 558 more words

6 Types of Emotional Abuse by Narcissistic Parents


Narcissistic Parents or caregivers who display rejecting behavior toward a child will often let a child know, in a variety of ways, that he or she is unwanted. 950 more words


Robert Matthew Goldstein reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:

I hate the fact that this describes my Mother in every way.

Gaslighting and Everyday Colonial Imperialism

Note: a revised copy of this essay appears on Lehigh Valley Vanguard.

“I think he’s gaslighting you.”

More women have heard this phrase over the last few decades as this subtle yet damaging form of emotional abuse has escalated. 750 more words