That is quite common, unfortunately (see every comment every made when people bring up the abuse that female gamers get online, for instance)." [...]
The purpose of gaslighting is to either disconnect the victim from reality or their sense of safety/security. If a person feels like they can't reliably tell what's going on, or can't trust their gut instincts, they are easy to manipulate and sadly, more likely to put up with abusive behavior."
I just think it's important for people to be aware incase they find themselves in any situations like this and don't realise.