Category: Relationship

Discussing problems and searching solutions for the difficulties of relationships.

Mar 10

When will the manipulator stop manipulating?

When you stop complying with his demands forced by manipulative techniques.   There is many-many ways to ask something!   For instance your partner wants to go to a concert in the weekend when everybody in the family wants something different to do.   He can ask straightforward: “I know mom wants us be there for …

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May 16

Keep smiling? – or Tell the Truth?

“What is on My Heart is on My Mouth!” “Keep Smiling!” “Who is the Boss?” In the maze of cultural expectations   When I first came to the US, it was definitely comforting that people were polite to me and to each other. They kept smiling and kept sending encouraging messages to me such as …

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Feb 10

Six Most Commonplace Tools Used For Manipulation

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Guilt Trip, Silent Treatment, Threat, Attacking Self Esteem, Excessive Criticism and Provoking Competition all can serve one goal: make you doing what the “provocateur” wants you to…   What people consider manipulation might be defined differently case by case. The common outcome is making the target feel seriously uncomfortable if they don’t perform the will …

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Jan 03

New Year’s Relationship Resolution Checklist

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Is Your Relationship Fairly Balanced or Does It Need Some Resolution for the New Year? Closing the old year and starting a new one based on our achievements, career, physical or financial well being, we might also tinker about the current state of our relationship. Some people know exactly what would be desirable to change; …

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Oct 23

How to protect our children from manipulation?

  With open, straight communication and with insight to what’s going on the surface and in the hidden level.   The 3 important points I can summarize in regards to the complex task are:     A: We must not use manipulative techniques to control our children’s behavior! We need to take responsibility for our …

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