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Signs of Emotional Manipulation to Know if You’re Being Used By Someone

The signs of emotional manipulation are sometimes a little hard to spot. They’re subtle but do major damage over time. Spot them before it’s too late

Unfortunately, emotional manipulation in a relationship is more common than you may want to believe. It happens every day, and a lot of the time you don’t even realize it. It leaves you wondering what exactly are the signs of manipulation in a relationship.

1. You’re starting to hate yourself

You hate yourself for being so weak. You realize your partner is using you or taking advantage of your niceness and your generosity, but you’re too timid to say it to their face.

2. Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic that can make you question the reality of the abuse you're facing in a relationship. It's a way for an abuser to manipulate their victim into doubting their own sanity or judgement.

3. Using insecurities against you 

Emotional manipulators may use your insecurities, flaws, and fears against you to bring you down. 

4. Guilt as a tactic

Emotional manipulators may use guilt against you to get what they want. For example, they may consistently remind you of past wrongdoings you've done, or of nice things that they have done for you in the past so you feel a sense of obligation to them.

5. You can’t say no

You just can’t say no to them. Just the thought of turning them down or saying no seems like a crazy idea, and you feel helpless and weak each time you even try to say it.

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