Follow Thought Catalog. When he showed me affection, I was happy, but when he ignored me, I felt like the crappiest person on the planet. Emotional manipulators have a knack for knowing when you are ready to give up and leave them. Your partner blames you for their bad behavior 4. And if they get angry and defensive at your first mention of building your communication skills or dismiss your request, Patty said 'you have bigger questions to ask yourself. He was an unpredictable liar with serious entitlement and control issues, but for some reason, I loved him. He was completely in charge.
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Every time he changed his attitude I felt like I had to adapt, and it was exhausting. You're easier to control when you're not comfortable in your surroundings. An emotional manipulator will never apologize; instead, they will blame you and make you start to doubt your emotions. If you try to have open and honest conversation about moments when you feel hurt or invalidated, you will be shut down with claims that you are being silly or overeating.