The number of manipulative people in the world is probably a lot higher than you might imagine. Of course, maybe I have that perception because the majority of my clients are in manipulative relationships and I just don’t see too many other types.
A few years ago I realized that I was also a manipulative person for most of my life, using my masterful communication skills to get my selfish needs met by those closest to me. In every relationship I’d ever been in I found ways to manipulate my partner. It took several breakups and finally a divorce for me to realize that my behavior was the reason for most of the heartaches I went through (and put others through). [Read more…]