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Denying love

  I WAS A MANIPULATOR in my own marriage. Whenever Cristiane upset me, I’d deny her any kind of affection. I’d keep silent, I’d avoid eye contact, I wouldn’t touch her, and I’d try living my life as if I didn’t need her. That was the silent treatment. My goal was to make her eat […]

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Emotional blackmail

  Emotional blackmail is the favorite weapon of manipulative people. One of its most common forms found in relationships is trying to make the other person feel guilty in order to induce them to give in to the desires of the manipulator. “If you really loved me…” “How can you be so selfish?” “This is […]

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Love and control

  Love cannot thrive in an environment of control. Few things bring more stress into a relationship than one’s attempts to have control over their partner. Love should be given and shown freely, not by pressure. If it’s done by pressure, then it’s not out of one’s free will; therefore, it’s not love. Only when […]

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Every human being has a god* complex

  Every human being has a god* complex. Some more than others, but we all like the idea of: – doing whatever we want and not being held accountable for anything – bending principles and values ​​for our own benefit; magically escaping the consequences of our own attitudes – thinking that we are knowledgeable about […]