Manipulation in Relationships - How To Deal With It

One of the scariest things about being in a manipulative relationship is that a lot of the people are not even aware that it is happening. Manipulative people are great at twisting your desires, wants, actions and thoughts into things that suit them and the way they perceive the world. They will mold you into a person who will serve their personal purposes.

Here are some of the biggest signs you are in a manipulative relationship and what you can do about it.


This is one of the easier and more obvious methods of manipulation. For instance, your partner is asking you if you want to clean their car to which you obviously want to say no. Although you want to say no, they give you a look and speak to you in a tone of voice which warns you that if you do not clean their car, something bad will happen later.

This person is making use of threat and violence to get you to do what they want you to do. They may tell you “you really shouldn’t have done it,” making them look like a good person.


This answer is a tough one because most people find it easier to do as they say because they do not want any confrontation with them. However, you should try and say  “no” to things you don’t want to do. If you find yourself fearing for your personal safety whenever you say or want to say no, it is imperative for you to get out of the situation as soon as possible.