Here are 10 signs he’s manipulating you and you have no idea. The more you know, right?
1. HE BLAMES YOU
This is definitely one of the most classic signs that someone is manipulating you. Sure, you might be able to see this from a distance, but when you are in a relationship and this is happening to you, it can be tough to decipher. If you are telling your boyfriend that you are worried or concerned about something and he turns around and blames you, that’s manipulation. He says that if you didn’t do something, then he wouldn’t have done what upset you. Sure, he might be right on some level but ultimately, if he doesn’t like your actions, he should have said something instead of using it this way. When he starts turning your argument around so you walk away feeling guilty for something, then he’s definitely the manipulative type and you may not even see it. You need to get back to the original issue if this happens.
2. HE NEVER APOLOGIZES
He may say a lot of things that sound like an apology. That’s what makes this so awful and so sneaky. If he never actually looks at you and says “I’m sorry for what I did,” then he’s manipulative. People who have the intention to manipulate you will often appear as though they’re sorry and even do really cute and sweet things to “make up for” the crappy stuff they’ve done, but they never actually say they’re sorry because if they do, they’re putting you in the dominant position which is something no manipulator will do. By apologizing, they’re making themselves vulnerable and submissive. When someone behaves in this way, they don’t have the power to manipulate you anymore. If your boyfriend doesn’t apologize for anything but takes you to a fancy dinner, he’s manipulating you. That doesn’t count. He can take you to all the fancy restaurants that he wants, but without an actual “sorry” it’s totally pointless.