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How to Deal with Emotional Manipulators

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1. Don’t negotiate with them. For emotional manipulators, it’s all about having, exerting and gaining more power. So they’ll always push for more and they’ll never compromise.

2. Don’t engage with them. Don’t try to talk, or reason, or discuss some matter with them - as they’ll try to twist your…

"Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever."

- Danielle Steel (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

"Only when you step back from the cage and look at its structure as a whole- seeing all of the parts in relationship to each other- can you understand why the bird can not escape the cage."

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"If something can be remedied, why be unhappy about it? And if there is no remedy for it, there is still no point in being unhappy."

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Shantideva, Indian Buddhist master AD 687-763

from “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”

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