It starts small, and with each passing day, their demands get bigger and bigger, and their tolerance for your refusals too start to get smaller and smaller.
And you may find yourself giving in all the time, helplessly, whether you want to or otherwise.
But what if these cute threats turn into something darker or more bitter or agonizing?
[Read: 21 emotionally abusive tricks your partner may be using on you to make you feel weak and helpless] Do you think you have what it takes to take a stand and decline something if you think it would go against your principles or wishes?
Sometimes, we end up manipulating our lovers to get things our way.
But if you notice the cute threats turning into bigger requests, or if your partner starts nagging you or trying to abuse you each time you try to decline their request, chances are, you’re playing helplessly into the hands of a manipulative partner.
You believe in yourself and you’re confident that you’re not wronging your partner in any way.
But when you constantly feel the need to do everything your partner asks of you, even if it means doing something you dislike or something that would affect you negatively, it only means that you think small of yourself and constantly feel the need to please your lover just to be accepted.
You feel really guilty each time you turn their request down.
You feel so bad that you can’t even look them in their eyes because of all the guilt you’re carrying.