Yes, yes it does - unfortunately for me, the gaslighting has been going on so long that I can tell it is affecting me in my personal life now too - thank goodness I'm almost out of this role. I think just acknowledging this has happened, that it really isn't me, and that there are some reasons why I feel the way I do, is a good step in getting over it. I KNEW things [weren't true, were twisted, were lies, etc], but even when people sit there quoting emails that are clearly dated months after what they are claiming, but still standing on their claim, there comes a point where it would be more productive to take down a brick wall with my head than continuing to argue a point.it does feel so good when there's an objective 'outside' corroboration like that. especially when you've been getting gaslighted for months.
Unfortunately for me, I took too long to find something else (for good reasons like moving and covid shutting down the job market) and while my logic is intact, my mental/emotional state isn't - normal. Which fits right into sometimes feeling like a basket case, my inability to drum up my normal enjoyment of my activities outside of work, losing my competitive edge....
Fingers crossed I'll bounce back quickly, but I think I need to prepare myself to be a bit forgiving if I'm not meeting all my expectations (which tend to be based on normal operating standards).