What makes being in a manipulative relationship as scary as twisted horror movies is that YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW but you are in a manipulative relationship.
Now, you might think that manipulative relationships are the ones when a boyfriend suddenly tells you to stop wearing sexy dresses but that might JUST be the tip of the ice berg.
Psychologists would argue that being in a manipulative relationship; the one that is toxic and mentally, emotionally and psychologically damaging is something that you barely even notice. Relationship and marriage counselors would clarify that manipulative relationships can happen to everyone. Which means being manipulated and the person doing the manipulating could be of any age, sex, gender or social status.
If you are reading this out of curiosity, good for you. It pays to know the psychology and the signs behind it.
However, this might be an uncomfortable read to those who suspect they are in a manipulative relationship. I still urge you to read this through as you owe it to yourself to examine the kind of relationship you’re in right now and whether or not you want to stay in that kind of relationship for MANY years to come.
Here are the 5 signs you might be in a manipulative relationship:
1. You notice that you are now isolated
Many psychologists would note that the first step great manipulators take in controlling someone is isolating their partners from their families and friends. It’s important to note that this does not happen all at once. The manipulator can start with voicing out how your family member or friend is becoming an inconvenience in your relationship. They can also start by making your friends or families feel a bit uncomfortable when they’re visiting you. The end goal here is to make sure that you do not have a support system and all you will ever need is being in that relationship.