I Have Been Emotionally Manipulated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 408 People

    I was a people pleaser especially to the ones I

    love. I had this thinking that if I please them they would stay, they would give me the affection I need. I was dead wrong though cause if someone wants to leave nothing you do can make them stay.
    filledspaces filledspaces
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    I have a very strange family dynamic.

    My uncle is in jail since forever and my oldest cousin killed himself. He actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At gunpoint he started playing mindgames with my friend. When she wasn't scared, he put the gun at another friend's chest and pulled the trigger...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII
    31-35, F
    Mar 17, 2014

    I'll keep a long story short.

    I've had a friend since I was about 5. I can honestly say that I've done a lot for her, but it was never enough. She always complained about how 'I didn't care for her', how 'I'm only interested in being friends with wealthy people', how she's 'on the verge of killing herself...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Keeping Me Quiet.

    thats how he kept me quiet. me scared me, threatened me. used me. and twisted my emotions to keep the scraed little girl i was quiet.
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme
    18-21, F
    Oct 27, 2011

    Wow I don't even know

    where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil nature until I decided to get married. To make a very long story short, he does not want me to get married. I don't...
    kimalee77 kimalee77
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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 remember... And for the past year, she has been manipulating my whole family... I don't really care about being manipulated anymore... I just...
    ADawnS ADawnS
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2015

    Recently actually it was hard

    and I'm still not over it. It's been happening all my life and I don't know if I'm just to trusting or develop emotional attachments to quickly but it's difficult feeling all this stuff for someone and then getting my heart broken by them. I just want to be happy with someone...
    Codyn92 Codyn92
    22-25, M
    Mar 29, 2016

    I Almost Expect People To Be This Way

    i usually expect people to try and manipulate me. not because i'm a pushover but because people can be such scum. it's like people don't expect karma to kick them back in their a ss or something i dunno, so my solution is usually to take everything everyone tells me with a...
    BornWarrior87 BornWarrior87
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    "all I Want Is To Love You For The Rest Of My Life..." (one Of Many Lies)

    I let him in to far. Thought i found someone "real". More often than not, he said everything i had ever wanted to hear from a man. I should've known it was coming. There were signs. For 3 months we sat in his living room talking until the sun came up. Ignoring the TV. Leaving it...
    skin2thin skin2thin
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 27, 2010

    I Left The Door Open, Then An Arm Reached Through And Smacked Me.

    For 19 months a guy and I were extremely close friends, texting and emailing nearly every day. There were some feelings involved--more on his end-- but we kept them mostly under wraps because of distance and age difference. At the beginning of this month I discovered that for a...
    LilliputsWorld LilliputsWorld
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    It Was Only Once

    I used to have a boyfriend who manipulated me, he invaded my privacy, almost everything. He's a liar who made me believe that I was good for nothing and that I should not be trusted by anyone. Until I realized I have no more love for him, how could you love a person who will...
    arianne19 arianne19
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2010
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 4, 2014

    Like Many Of The Others

    Thank you everyone . . . I am editing this story . . . due to it's nature . . .  I have given this post some thought . . . and decided I should edit it. I sincerely appreciate everyone's comments.
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2013

    My father being the manipulator.

    .. He was divorced from mum and jailed for a short term when I was 7 but I only found out why at 17. Before that, I was always 'daddy's little girl' because everyone in my family hated him for what he did, and he would always be so lovely to me. Two years ago, he left the...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    yes i have by several boyfriends in past put me

    down thinking they could control me make me feel worthless and insecure so they could treat me like dirt and how they wanted didn't work with me for long got wise and just ended it and won't work ever again and why I am even more insecure than I have ever been and why I am...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 25, 2016

    Life Ruined By Manipulative Friend

    Last week a girl who I thought was my friend sent me a series of horrible facebook messages. she was nice up until then, but she started saying that I had to change if I wanted to keep being friends with her. she said that i treated her really badly and that i was horrible to her...
    oxana0202 oxana0202
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2011
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