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Gaslighting

Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free
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A mental health expert sheds light on "gaslighting" - the manipulative technique used by sociopaths, narcissists, and others - offering practical strategies to cope and break free.

Gaslighting is a technique of manipulating others to gain control, often practiced by those with personality disorders (including narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder). Whether it's a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters use a series of manipulation and distraction tactics to distort the truth - from lying, controlling, withholding, triangulation, and more - making their victims question their own reality. 

Dr. Sarkis delves into the psychology behind the phenomenon, devoting chapters to specific scenarios, such as gaslighting in dating, in relationships, at work, and in families. With warning signs and examples of the destructive consequences along with practical tips and strategies, Gaslighting will help anyone trapped in a manipulative relationship to break free and heal from this toxic behavior. 

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©2018 Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Sarkis clearly knows her material inside and out...this book will bring gaslighting victims and survivors out of the darkness and into the light, helping them heal." (New York Journal of Books)

"A succinct, useful self-help guide to responding to an all-too-common but under-discussed personality type." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Claudia de Soto
  • 2018-12-10

This book helped me through the toughest of times

I was in a place that I was starting to doubt my integrity because of a gaslighter. Everything I shared with this person, intimate or even silly stuff was used against me in a way I never realized. I used to have a good relationship with this person (or so I thought). This booked helped me recognize the deep manipulation I had suffered and still suffer people who are closed to this person. I never thought I could put into words what I was going through, until I heard this audiobook. Thank you to the author for writing about this. You have no idea how much you saved me, in so many ways.

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  • Thao T
  • 2019-02-21

Well worth a credit and cash.

Thank you for the time you put into this book! This book is giving me a light out in my situation!!!! I listen to this at work where the gaslighters are.

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  • Adrienne Moore Baxter
  • 2018-12-08

Gaslighting nearly slayed me

I forgive you my covetous sociopathic gaslighter. The information from this psychologist counselor helped me cope with gaslighting, regain some sanity, distance myself and forgive the person!

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  • D Paige
  • 2019-07-25

Chapter 5 changed my life.

Stephanie knows what she is talking about. She hits the hammer on the nail. Workplace poisoning with these people.

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  • Debra
  • 2018-12-16

Hey significantly important book

Information shared in this book can help not only write individual lives but the United States. I am very grateful for this author!

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  • Lisa H.
  • 2019-05-22

nope.

Repeats herself over and over again with the same information. Gaslighting is a means for manipulation not a psychological condition. I thought this would be more insightful. I'm disappointed that it's not.

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  • Gabriel Olmos
  • 2020-02-19

Given me clarity!

This book has helped me to understand what has really been going on in my life over the years. My family, Freinds, former relationships and my own tendencies. Such a breakthrough for me. thank you soo much for publishing this book

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  • Terrie Samples
  • 2020-02-18

life-changing

this book truly helps me understand myself and my surroundings and situation in my life with my partner and my children honestly it set me on a track toward a better self worth and all-around better perspective on how to help in me areas


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  • BM
  • 2019-11-01

Single-minded and scared author - in the money

According to the author:
- Women are not gaslighters. Too little to no examples of women gaslighting in case of domestic abuse etc... according to the author only women are victims and men are offenders always. Also children are mother’s children, no father’s children. As in you and your children whereby “you” means woman/wife
- gaslighters in positions of leadership only exist outside the US. Author is scared to mention Trump as a gaslighter or to the US hegemonic behavior around the world which is driven by American gaslighters in politics.

There’s totally lack of objectivity throughout the book. A gaslighter is anyone she does not like or anyone she disagrees with.

The author is single-minded and so is her agenda. The book content is single sided. Pure and simple. This book may be worth your time.

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  • Mittens u.
  • 2019-09-14

gaslight = covert narc


Good description of covert and overt narc tactics and gaslighting is one of their regular patterns of behavior.