Emotional Blackmail

Emotional Blackmail

Most of us often have to bend a little and make compromises.  However, falling into a pattern of giving in, almost all the time, particularly on the issues that are against our wishes, needs and values, is indeed demeaning and dangerous.  Social influencing techniques becomes emotional blackmail when they are used repeatedly to coerce us into complying at the expense of our own feelings, wishes, well-being and dignity.

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What happens to us, is . . .

What happens to us, is . . .

Everything that happens to us now, is the result of actions (our own and others) taken so far.

Everything that is going to happen to us in the future, is the result of actions taken so far, and the actions that will be taken from now on. 

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Our response to what happened to us affects us more than what actually has happened.

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