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I Dislike Being Emotionally Blackmailed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 455 People

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    Much as we love them, how they can use this one power against us- the one thing we want to be opened unto others, we naiively give to them through a duty to trust and they use them as spears in our chest- one word, one little phrase and a whole lifetime is questionned.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30, 2008

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    The Meaning Of Sacrifice

    sac·ri·fice /ˈsækrəˌfaɪs/ Show Spelled [sak-ruh-fahys] noun, verb, -ficed, -fic·ing. –noun 1. the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage. 2. the person, animal, or thing so offered. 3. the...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 7 Responses May 24, 2011

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M Dec 7, 2013

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    One of the Worst Abuses Ever...

    It's manipulation supreme especially by those who deign to love you. I will no longer fall for it and oh....just a hint. People who say "I'll kill myself id you don't/do (whatever)." need a freaking life.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 6 Responses May 9, 2008

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    Hell Ya! Who Doesn't? ...

    Hell ya! Who doesn't? At least have the respect to shoot it straight with people. If you play these types of games then don't bother with me! Move along. Your not worth my time! Harsh I know but respect is everything!
    neo2012 neo2012 36-40, M May 9, 2008

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    Because I've Always Wanted My Hair To Turn Clear And Then Run Away.

    If you know me,... insert story [here]. If you don't, let's suffice it to say that I am among the most adept, skilled and masters as emotional blackmail and manipulation. What's amazing, is when you walk away, and feel like YOU did something wrong,.. or said something wrong, or...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Dec 15, 2010

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    But the devils will do it

    once they know that it's the only way to get me to stay. If they cant be fixed it's because they don't want to be or it's not your place. Just because they say you are the only thing that can keep them held, look the other way or they'll drag you to hell because that's where...
    rose114 rose114 18-21, F Mar 19, 2014

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    Mom Used To Do This

    But, no more - i have separated myself from her.  She always used that tactic about her being the mother, and i, the daughter.  Just not right, nor is it fair.  Im not angry anymore about it.  Moving on is the best thing.  LOL.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2010

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    I Find It Atrocious and I D...

    I find it atrocious and I do my best not to reposnd to it but sometimes I get so caught. Only with my  husabnd really. do I play the game and make the response he desires or do something different and get a petulatn, angry tantrumming scene. i guess that's emotional...
    everhopeful everhopeful 31-35, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    Trapped

    "I'll kill myself if I lose you." There's so much passion yet also desperation in those words. It's like they're saying, "I've got nothing to offer you to keep you around, so I'll threaten you instead." A relationship or a friendship based on threats, fear and manipulation...
    CashCarStar CashCarStar 18-21, M Mar 14, 2010

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    Re: I Hate It

    Why do people do this? To be cool. I don't think is cool.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses May 9, 2008

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    Don't Know If This Counts.

    My mother can be very emotionally abusive.  She loves to give me a guilt trip when SHE can't pay HER bills. Last Friday, I announced on Facebook that I'd be going to a festival with my friend that evening.  I'd told my mom I'd loan her $100, days before that. ...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Don't Even Think You Can Try

    I learned that I couldn't let people get away with it years ago with one of my crazier exes. If you want to try it you're not getting anywhere with me because I just don't tolerate people like that anymore.
    antiflash antiflash 22-25, T Aug 19, 2013

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    Can't Stand It

    My mother is like an Olympian when it comes to emotional blackmail. Complete with rigorous training and unshakable dedication. Congratulations, Ma, you've gotten really good at it!
    LucidDementia LucidDementia 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Power

    It is about power. They think "I can make ____ do whatever I want if I give them the guilt trip, the silent treatment, etc". Emotional blackmail is controling someone or a situation you feel you have no control of. It is a poor and pathetic way to live, but it...
    shynomore shynomore 36-40, M 2 Responses May 13, 2008

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    A Low Blow

    I cannot stand being emotionally blackmailed but the problem is I often can't see that is what's happening. It doesn't feel that unnatural to put someone else's needs ahead of my own,even if its to my own detriment. Today I made a point of standing up for myself against someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    My Mother

    my mother was diagnosed with severe depression. i have inherited it. she shows it a lot more than i do but sometimes i wonder if she uses it to her advantage. she will tell me how ill she is and have me feeling sorry for her and then she will ask for money or something...
    sexyducky2272 sexyducky2272 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I can't quiet understand this but for some odd reason I feel like I am really not sure what I am doing here I dislike being in this state of confusion. One minute I feel content...
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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share personal experience that happen to me with my parents.When I was growing up I was emotionally abused and verbally abuse by my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 May 14

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    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F May 26

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    JSUNJ JSUNJ 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    I don't really want to go into detail... I feel like it's not really my place to talk about this... But my younger sister has emotionally manipulated me for as long as I can...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F May 15

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    I work nights, 12 hour shifts, 6p to 6a. Every other weekend I work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She tries to entertain those weekends. She dislikes an empty bed. It also lends to...
    STMsSub STMsSub 36-40, M May 21

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    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    I dislike them, but I am also becoming a jealous guy of my sister. As she is more popular than me and gets many dates. God forbids she knows this though. I am becoming a bitter...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M May 14

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    CAN EVEN LIKE AND DISLIKE RE :P
    BURPINGISFUN123 BURPINGISFUN123 51-55, F May 20

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M May 21

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    I truly dislike how the majority of people think in the terms of sex. Life has much more meaning to it than the pursuit of polishing your physical needs. Yes sex is great and what...
    SuperSchuler SuperSchuler 18-21, M 1 Response May 24

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    I quickly realized that taking the risk in life and getting out of my comfort zone was important. To be more out there communicating with others. Building my foundation over the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am in grade 8 and am the most disliked in the class
    L1G1TCL0WN L1G1TCL0WN 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am probably going to cry while I write this. I have been diagnosed with PCOS since I was 18 yrs old. I am now 29. It has been a long battle trying to get my weight under control...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Well "dislike" is an understatement for me. I pretty much hate it a lot for how it's used. I mean really I've heard lots of cursing and it's been directed at me or at people who...
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    i m so tired of always getting disapointed..n tired of benig sad all de time...and tired of being alone.. n tired of my family never giving a damn about me, about us as a family...
    saarah79 saarah79 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    With a passion I do dislike the lot of them. If you're going to be unfaithful, why make a commitment in the first place.
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I keep trying to explain by example, but that causes my posts to get deleted, so I will simply say, I dislike elitists on the Internet.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 4 days ago

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