We only ever enter a relationship if we think that it’s with the right person. Manipulative men will reel you in with their charm and make you think that they’re the most loving, wonderful people. Once they have you hooked, they’ll begin to emotionally abuse you without you even realizing it.
No one should have to stay in a toxic relationship. Sadly, it’s almost impossible to leave if you don’t see what it is that the man you love is really doing to you. To help you see the signs, these are 6 things your man will do if he’s manipulating you.
1. He Blames You For Almost Everything
No matter what happens or what argument breaks out, you’re the one who needs to apologize. Even if he did something terrible, he’ll find a way to twist everything and blame it all on you. When he’s not making you the bad guy, he’s forcing someone else to take the fall for him.
2. He Forces You to Doubt Yourself
You’re always second-guessing yourself when you’re around him. Most of the time, you worry that nothing you do is every good enough. He’s been putting you down and belittling your accomplishments for so long. Because of it all, you’re completely insecure about everything you do because you know he’ll make you feel like you’re not good enough.
3. He Isolates You From Others
Your man is almost the only person you see at this point. He’s made it very clear that he doesn’t want you seeing other people and wants you to spend all your time with him. A lot of the time, he’ll make you think that everyone else has an agenda against you when, in reality, it’s him who’s out to get you.
4. He Makes You Feel Insecure
“Oh, that outfit makes you look less fat … Wow, you actually did that well.” Has your man ever said things like that to you? If so, he’s using the tactic of mixing compliments and insults to make you feel terrible about yourself. By doing this, he can say all the terrible things he wants to you while hiding behind the “compliments” that he gives you.
5. He Has You Feeling Guilty For Everything
At this point, he doesn’t even have to tell you that you’re wrong, you already think it. Whenever you’re around him, you feel like you’ve done something terrible even when you haven’t. Even doing the simplest things that anyone else would deem normal has you in fear that he’ll scream at you for it.
6. He Makes You Believe Whatever He Says
Your man’s word is gospel. You may not even realize it, but he has you believing that every single thing that he says is true. He’s made you think that other people simply can’t be trusted. Because of that, you listen to everything that he has to say.
No one wants to be in a toxic, manipulative relationship but sadly, it happens all the time. The biggest hurdle that you’ll have to overcome if you want to get out of one is spotting the signs of emotional abuse. After that, you can finally free yourself and cut him out of your life for good.
Do you think that someone you know is being manipulated without them realizing it? Share this article with them to help them spot the signs.