Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner? Or that the wrong phrase might set them off? Are you unhappy in your relationship, but can't bear to pull yourself away from it? Do you feel inadequate and sometimes deserving of the treatment you get? Recognize that your partner is your manipulator and abuser - don't allow them to force the upper hand. Mind Games uncovers a host of underhanded, sneaky, and malicious emotional manipulation tactics that manipulators and abusers use to beat you down and control you. We might all be able to recognize blatant abuse, but when we're emotionally invested, it's tough to see the little signs that are in front of our faces sometimes. They'll lead to you feeling worthless and vulnerable, making it almost impossible to leave your situation.
In this book, I identify many common tactics that you may be intimately and sadly familiar with, complete with real life examples for each to help you identify them in your daily life. What emotionally manipulative tactics will you learn to identify and stop? *
Gaslighting and telling you that your concern is an overreaction, or quite simply wrong
How the silent treatment is used as punishment and forces compliance
Playing the victim and how it transforms your issues into guilt and pity
Your abuser's time machine and how they use it to their advantage
An analysis of the psychology behind why your partner acts the way they do...and why you stay
Guidelines for how to deal with a partner that is your manipulator and abuser
Why your abuser loves controlling you, not necessarily you
Emotional manipulation tactics are still abuse, even if there are no physical signs. Gain the knowledge and subsequent courage you need to leave your situation and find true happiness, not someone else's definition of it. Learn to detect when your abuser is not acting in your best interest, and exactly how they make you believe that they are.
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This is a good read
I could relate to everything in this book. I have been married to a verbal abuser for years and this book just reconfirmed everything for me.
Direct & to the Point
This is great for that self doubt thing we are so known to do. It validates that sinking knot in the pit of your stomach that doesn't seem to ever go away and is helpful as a distraction from engaging and giving hope yet again if/when no contact had begun or in preparation.
This will answer your questions quickly... Which is so needed when overwhelmed and in the fog.
How confident Pamela Kole is in distinguishing ploys as manipulative abuse in no uncertain terms. Especially helpful perhaps for those of us involved with coverts.
- Cat Lover