7 Signs You're in a Manipulative Relationship
Posted Mar 16th 2011 at 9:33AM by Colleen Oakley
Christine Donovan knew something wasn't right in her relationship when she didn't want to go home from work. "I felt anxious all the time," she says. "I never knew what kind of mood he would be in, or if I had unknowingly done something that would have upset him." But Christine wasn't in an abusive relationship -- at least none that she had ever seen. "He didn't hit me or get violently angry. I just thought we were having normal relationship problems that we needed to work through," she says.
The type of guy Christine was dealing with is all too common, but there's nothing "normal" about it, says Dr. Mary Casey, author of "How to Deal With Master Manipulators". "Manipulators aim to control their partners by pressing the buttons that get them emotional, whether it be making them feel afraid, unworthy, stupid, insecure, angry or frustrated," she says. But because manipulators are typically passive-aggressive in their tactics, unlike domestic abuse, it can be difficult to tell when you're in a manipulative relationship. [...]
It *is* difficult to tell, sometimes.
... And usually, too late.
Why are relationship articles like this always from the woman's point of view? I can name several manipulative women just off the top of my head! This article, while it may have truth, comes across as a neo-feminist-man-hater propaganda piece. From that point of view, all men are treated as abusive rapists and women walk on water.
Modern feminists must be some of the most emotionally stunted people on the planet.