Emotional Blackmail is something I’m keen on, I had to deal with it often as a kid. It was what my mother used to create her own personal emotional safe zone. I know all the tricks and I can spot it coming a mile off. Emotional blackmail contributed a good deal to my own screwed up emotional state. Now that I have become aware of it, I get pissed when someone tries to use it on me.
If you’re not familiar, emotional blackmail is when someone uses an emotional display, or threatens an emotional display, as a means of controling or manipulating others. Often it comes across simply as, “you have made me sad, therefore, you owe me.”
As the saying goes, “Homie don’t play dat.”