Nearly all abusive relationships contain a certain amount of gaslighting. The abusers convince their targeted victims that their perception of abuse is inaccurate. As a result, the victim has a lot of self-doubts. Note: The abuser is consciously aware of the abuse they are causing, their intention to control, the creation of fear, a lack of confidence and confusion in the victim’s mind. Victims eventually become emotionally unstable because of the emotional invalidation played on them by their abuser, in most cases, an intimate partner.