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It is easy to jump too fast into a relationship with someone when you're looking for a soul mate.
Unfortunately, many relationships become abusive in various ways.
A manipulative man may try to cut his partner off from socializing with her friends or seeing her family.
This is especially true if he fears that these others will point out his bad behavior.
As your relationship progresses, he might begin withholding gifts or money if you argue in an attempt to regain control over you.
Manipulative men often act depressed or even suicidal when their partners indicate that they might want to end the relationship.
I care very much about Mary but I am reaching the end of my rope.
(For example, I have been very stressed at work and with personal projects, and Mary started crying because I “am going to burn out” and that I am “such a perfectionist that you are going to hurt yourself!
”) If I complain to Mary about anything, be it annoyance over traffic to a problem with a coworker, it becomes a “problem” and Mary is quick to give me unsolicited advice, get defensive for me or otherwise volunteer to help me solve this “problem.”If she knows I am struggling with something, Mary will constantly bring it up (probably in an attempt to reinforce what she thinks is the “positive” message), or turn even a casual comment (“I wish could sleep for five years,”) into a big referendum or discussion on my mental health.
If we have a difficult conversation or discussion, it will end with Mary crying, clutching me like I am some sort of child and even kissing the top of my head while I am just feeling frustrated.
If I try to establish boundaries (“This isn’t a topic I am willing to discuss with you, let’s talk about something else”), my boundaries are immediately overridden.