8 Simple Yet Hidden Ways People Manipulate You In Relationships And Here’s How You Can Avoid It
A relationship can be the best or the worst thing that can happen to a person. This depends on who they are dating or are in a relationship with. We say this because they have been countless reports of people who have been manipulated in relationships into doing things they do not want to do.
How can someone manipulate you? Well, in the case of a stranger they will have to be a really smooth talker and charmer but in the case of someone you love and trust? It won’t be that hard.
1Lying about something to make you feel guilty
This is something manipulators do to make you feel guilty about doing things you want to do. If you take them to meet your friends they will say yes. They will meet your friends and pretend to have a good time only to later tell you in private that they’re bored. This is to make you feel guilty that you made them do something you wanted to do.
2What you should do
When you are faced with a situation like this you should tell them to do something that would entertain them or tell them that they could leave if they want. Remember do not feel sorry for them as you have the right to feel happy. If they want you can drive them home and come back to your friends.
3Negative humor at your expense
When a manipulator wants you to change something about yourself they will make jokes about it. They will criticize and humiliate you about something they do not like but make it sound like a joke so that you can’t say that you feel bad or upset about what they said because they we just joking.
4How to stop it
The only way you can stop something like this is by not reacting to it. You can even try to use it on the manipulator to make them see how you feel. Do not cry or actually try to change what they’re talking about because then you’re just giving in. Try to ignore it or come up with a sarcastic remark.
5Using the silent treatment
Using the silent treatment does one of two things. It can be used to diffuse an unnecessary fight quickly or it can also be used to secretively manipulate someone. Many people immediately fall for this and begin apologizing even when it wasn’t their fault which is something the manipulator wanted.