most women are very good at emotional blackmail
but a better woman would never go that low
solitary sulking in a bar is also sexual and emotional blackmail
I would aver that any man who has been in a dysfunctional relationship has experienced emotional blackmail at first hand ~ so that’s 100% of mature men. And if a man is strong enough, or insensitive enough not to give in to being emotionally blackmailed, women will deploy the nuclear option and start crying. All women can cry on purpose as a way of manipulating a man’s emotions. Conversely, where and when I was brought up in England real men never cry.
Crying in babies has a real function in that it stimulates loving and protective feelings in adults. Most of the time an adult woman crying is deliberate emotional blackmail ~ and it works on boyfriends, lovers, partners, and husbands. Only women and gay men use tears to manipulate others. Generally women are experts in emotional blackmail, generally real men aren’t. Generally, the most common emotional blackmailers are family members, close friends, and lovers.
Emotional blackmail is one of the great pastimes of family life. ~ Mason Cooley
Men are far more often the victims of emotional and sexual blackmail than the villains. It seems that men will use a well-planned direct approach to get what they want, whereas women prefer blackmail because it avoids direct confrontation. At its worst emotional blackmail is where a woman who is close to you subtly threatens to punish you, or implies that you will suffer if you don’t comply with their wishes. That woman will know your most intimate secrets and vulnerabilities. She will use this personal knowledge to get you to obey her. Whatever strengths and weaknesses a man has, an unscrupulous woman will use them against him.
A man must never, ever yield to emotional or sexual blackmail, or it will become a lifetime curse. You can refuse to give in to threats, you can negotiate, and a strong man can just assert himself, but you must always honestly believe that you are in the right.
Some say that emotional blackmailers are childish bullies and should be treated accordingly. And that women will use the withdrawal of sex as a tool in blackmail. All I know is that you can’t go on fighting an emotional blackmailer, you can either train them to be better, or walk away.
this woman is an expert blackmailer