Good-natured people don’t want to believe the worst. And they doubt their own gut hunches when something tells them they’re being played.
There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.
We all have the power to make this a less violent world. The answer lies in character.
Heart thieves know just what to say and do to win you over. But whether they have the character to truly love you is quite another matter.
Gaslighting by conspiracy happens when a covert abuser persuades others that they’re the good guy and you’re the crazy one.
Toxic relationship recovery is always challenging and often complicated. And the aftermath of a toxic relationship can be just as challenging as the relationship itself.
Surviving narcissistic relationship partners requires special knowledge and, often, special help.
Relational abuse happens in therapy when a therapist permits abusive “business as usual” between partners or is bamboozled by a manipulator.
While character integrity is essential for civil, wholesome relationships, it’s also, surprisingly, the key to a genuinely rich and fulfilling life!
Folks skilled in manipulation of the heart know what to say or do to win you over. They aim not so much to love you but to get you to be enamored of them.