Is Someone Driving You

In romantic relationships, a boundary helps determine where you and your partner start and end.

A manipulator is someone who needs to control everything around them. Being manipulative is a learned behavior and it’s usually a sign that the person doesn’t know how to control their emotions.

Have you been wondering why you feel so confused about your relationship? Are you wondering why your partner is acting the way they are? Do you believe that the reason for this is because they are a manipulative person?

Is Someone Driving You

If so, it's time to look at the signs of manipulation so you can get out of the relationship and start living your life again. You’re not crazy. There are lots of red flags to look out for when you’re with a manipulator.

The following list may not cover every single sign of manipulation, but it’s a good start. When you see these signs, take this as a warning of what is to come.

Run away as fast as possible!

➤ They make you feel like you can't live without them, but they couldn't care less about your needs. There are many emotional responses to the modern digital age. Some people feel like technology is a great improvement and others argue that it's taking over our lives. The truth may lie somewhere in the middle, but it can't be denied that we use our devices for nearly everything we do.

➤ They try to isolate you from your friends and family to make sure that they are the only one who understands you. Friends and family can be a huge distraction to a person's mental well-being. Parents, siblings, spouse, and children can be seeing as the people who bring you down because they don't understand what you're going through.

➤ They constantly present themselves as innocent victims of your actions, but never take responsibility for their own behavior. One of the more frustrating aspects of living with a narcissist.

➤ Their mood is always dependent on what effect they will have on other people. In the world of social media, it's impossible for anyone to avoid being a troll. They might not be posting explicit content, but they are still being a troll. Potential consequences of this could be a damaged reputation or a heightened level of anxiety and depression.

➤ They always try to blame others for their mistakes. One of the most common mistakes people make is blaming others for their own mistakes. It can be hard to take responsibility for your actions, and it's easier to blame someone else. However, this type of behavior will never get you anywhere in life.

These signs can take different forms and they can occur at any time in the relationship, but they're dangerous either way. If you experience any of these forms in your relationship, know that you're not alone. You deserve to be safe and happy, so find someone who will help you escape the cycle of violence.

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