Gaslighting is an insidious form of domestic abuse designed to make the victim questions their reality and become more subservient.
It can have critical mental health implications including anxiety and depression.
According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales year ending March 2019 an estimated 5.7% of adults experienced domestic abuse in the last year.
Of this number, 746,219 were recorded as domestic abuse-related crimes.
This is an increase of 24% from the previous year.
Freya Hodgson investigates why gaslighting still burns bright within intimate relationships and how we can extinguish its scorching blaze.