Discovering that you’ve been manipulated by the one you loved and trusted is one of the hardest things that you’ll ever have to face. Loving someone who has betrayed your trust and has broken your heart seems impossible and yet it is very difficult for many people to leave the manipulator and abuser behind.
If you don’t want to find yourself in that situation, watch out for these 5 signs that someone is manipulating you and walk away from them before it’s too late.
1. YOUR CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING
Oftentimes, the manipulation is happening slowly and gradually that you won’t notice you are being manipulated. The manipulator will try to isolate you from all the people you love and care for because they want to have total control over you. They want to make you dependent on them so that you won’t have anyone to turn to. And one day, you will wake up and you’ll realize that you have completely withdrawn from your family and friends.
2. YOU STOPPED DOING THINGS THAT WERE ONCE A PART OF YOU
Manipulative people are in a dire need of attention. They want to have you focused on them all the time. They want you to be invested in them completely and do everything they ask you to do. When you are spending so much time focusing on them, you will forget about yourself, your life, your hobbies, and interests. You will no longer be able to recognize yourself.
3. YOU CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU FELT HAPPY AND AT PEACE
Manipulators will subtly abuse you and you will be under constant stress. You will always worry whether you will do or say something wrong. They will have you walking on eggshells and you will forget the last time you truly felt happy and at peace.
4. YOUR SENSE OF SELF HAS BECOME NEGATIVE
Manipulators are usually dominant and overbearing people. They are also judgmental, and they will criticize you in every way they see fit. Nothing you do will ever be good to them. They do this to belittle you and eat away your confidence. When someone has been manipulated for a long time, their whole perception of them is changed and they will also look at everything through pessimistic and negative lenses.
5. YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ARE EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE
Manipulators use all kinds of techniques to make you look emotionally unstable to others. They will guilt-trip you, make you doubt yourself and your perception of reality, they will shatter your self-confidence and your self-esteem, and you will start losing your clarity of mind. Luckily, once you ditch the manipulator from your life, you will regain your self-worth and your sense of balance and stability.
I am currently writing my first book titled “Inside The Narcissist’s Psyche: His Ability To Make Victims Stay With Him Even Though The Pain They’re Feeling Is Unbearable.” If you are interested to take a glimpse at it, follow this link and tell us whether you like the subject so that we can send you a free chapter after we publish it.