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    Violet
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    Emotional blackmail

    Post  Violet on Mon May 09, 2011 10:47 pm

    Do you think this is ever acceptable?



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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  Guest on Mon May 09, 2011 11:46 pm

    No. It's a small weapon that can cause the most grievous damage to a person.
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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  Violet on Tue May 10, 2011 12:01 am

    I have to agree with you Dilettante, it can be very damaging.



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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  Lynn on Tue May 10, 2011 1:44 am

    Violet wrote:Do you think this is ever acceptable?
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    In some cases YES. If it is done for the persons higher and greater good.

    Expample I can give is with me mate having walked wiht him down a path of addictions and recovery I know well that play on emotions one has on ye. I did use emotional blackmail in the end run with him.

    He was gone three days and nights, I filed NO missing persons report as he was not really missing more on a binge. I had me bags packed and I had my route out planned I just had to make a phone call for a ride. I was about to do that when the phone rang. He called me from Jail, I so remember what he said " will you be there when I get to come home or are you done ?"

    I was firm and final I was DONE on DONE unless he got professional help. I did not buy into the I LOVe ye crap this time, or I will do better. I played the emotions back, with full on condtions I had this time. It was a play on his emotions as that is not honestly what I wanted or felt. It was what I NEEDED to maybe do.

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    Blessing was that he did get professional help and we are 30 year's in.
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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  Violet on Tue May 10, 2011 9:46 pm

    Hi Lynn, yes I can see why you needed to use it in this instance and there are bound to be others, it's good to hear this worked in your case



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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  SpiritVoices on Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:37 am

    I tend to walk away leaving an empty space between us....I hate fighting.... :mecry:
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    Re: Emotional blackmail

    Post  Thunder Bow on Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:50 pm

    Emotional Blackmail is a form of manipulation. Thus it is not honest or constructive. Best to avoid it at all costs.

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