Manipulation

11 Types of Manipulators That We Meet in Our Everyday Life

11 Types of Manipulators That We Meet in Our Everyday Life
Psychology
3 years ago

We all want our needs to be satisfied. But there are people who will go to great lengths to manipulate others to get what they want. Frequently, such emotional impact is hidden and looks like a kind gesture. But if you learn how to recognize the main manipulative methods, you'll never become a puppeteer's marionette.

We Got Some Wedding Money From Our Parents, but After We Learned Its Purpose, We’re Raging

We Got Some Wedding Money From Our Parents, but After We Learned Its Purpose, We’re Raging

While planning our special events, especially a wedding, some of us do want help from relatives, while others prefer to make all arrangements on their own. Our today’s heroine had an ideal picture of her special day, in her head, together with her husband-to-be. But all of a sudden, their parents wired them some nice sum, and after that really trashy things started happening.

Woman’s 50-Part TikTok Drama About Her Marriage to a «Pathological Liar» Captivated Over 100M People

Woman’s 50-Part TikTok Drama About Her Marriage to a «Pathological Liar» Captivated Over 100M People
Relationships
2 weeks ago

In just a few weeks, Tareasa Johnson went from being a regular woman to an internet sensation. Using the name Reesa Teesa online, she has captivated 122 million viewers with her 50-part video series called «WHO DID I MARRY?». In it, Johnson opens up about her six-month marriage to a man whom she claims turned out to be «a pathological liar». Bright Side has prepared a brief retelling of this eight-hour-long tale.

My Ex-Husband Is Furious About the Sum of Child Support He Has to Pay, «I Guess I’m Going to Have to Go to Jail Then»

My Ex-Husband Is Furious About the Sum of Child Support He Has to Pay, «I Guess I’m Going to Have to Go to Jail Then»
Family & kids
month ago

A woman, 25, has just finalized a divorce with her ex-husband, 24, and the judge agreed to the requested amount of child support. The lady then took to Reddit to tell about how the story was progressing in her family. The woman was totally desperate about how the things between her and her spouse turned out after divorce and how her husband showed his true face. The man totally refused to pay, and his reasoning behind this decision would probably shake anyone’s mind.

My Boyfriend Likes My Teenage Daughter Too Much

My Boyfriend Likes My Teenage Daughter Too Much
Family & kids
month ago

Many of us dream of having a happy family, but for our reader, things aren’t as wonderful as they seem. Her teenage daughter is head over heels for her boyfriend, to the point where she ignores his obvious flaws. It worries our reader, and we’re here to help her.

My Wife Was in a Coma and I Read Her Diary for Comfort, I Wish I Never Had

My Wife Was in a Coma and I Read Her Diary for Comfort, I Wish I Never Had
Relationships
month ago

A man, 39, wrote a letter to our editorial, hoping for a piece of advice about his very complicated family situation. His story sounded like a real cry for help, and the man seemed just desperate. He found his wife’s diary and read it, and his actions were justified by the fact that she was in coma, and he wanted just some piece of her. But instead, he ended up totally destroyed by what he has found out about his spouse’s personality and actions.

My Husband’s Tattoo Helped Me to Find Out He Was Cheating on Me and Even Had a Child

My Husband’s Tattoo Helped Me to Find Out He Was Cheating on Me and Even Had a Child
Relationships
month ago

Learning something awful about a person, whom we trusted more than anyone, may be a huge stress and shock. Just like it was for a woman, who discovered many heartbreaking things about her husband, by just looking at his new tattoo and later connecting the dots to get a full picture. The woman shared her story on Reddit, and many people were both amazed at her detective skills and compassionate about her failed marriage.

My Mother-in-Law Suggested She Move In With Us for a Year, and My Husband Thinks It’s a Great Idea

My Mother-in-Law Suggested She Move In With Us for a Year, and My Husband Thinks It’s a Great Idea
Family & kids
month ago

Let me paint you a picture: Daniel and I are in the midst of a quiet evening at home when he drops a bombshell that rattles me to the core. “Hey, babe,” he starts, sounding all unsure. “What if my mom lived with us for a year?”I nearly spit out my drink, I swear. His mom? Under our roof? For a whole year?I take a deep breath, trying to keep my cool as I shoot back, “No way, absolutely no way.”Daniel’s face falls, disappointment written all over it. “But she’s feeling kinda lonely, you know?” he says. I shake my head, firm as ever. “Sorry, babe, but that’s a hard pass from me.”

I Kicked Out My MIL for Forcing My Child to Eat Food She Dislikes

I Kicked Out My MIL for Forcing My Child to Eat Food She Dislikes
Family & kids
2 months ago

Grandparents are known for sneaking some sweet treats to their grandchildren and spoiling them on occasion. But sometimes, they want to “parent” their grandchildren and force some rules on them, while forgetting that it is not their place to do so. This is what happened to one mother, whose MIL forced her child to eat something she didn’t like behind her back.

I Want to Buy a House — But My Husband Doesn’t Deserve to Co-Own It

I Want to Buy a House — But My Husband Doesn’t Deserve to Co-Own It
Relationships
5 months ago

At times, money and financial matters can cause problems in family bonds. Women, in particular, face vulnerability in this regard. Research indicates that about one-third of women rely on their husbands for money, which can leave them struggling financially if they go through a divorce. Therefore, having your own financial backup is vital for staying afloat if your relationship takes a turn for the worse.

22 People Who Spilled the Tea on What Really Happens on Reality Shows

22 People Who Spilled the Tea on What Really Happens on Reality Shows
Curiosities
year ago

Reality TV could be more relevant than we think. It can catapult people into extreme fame and influence (i.e., the Kardashians), and it can affect the cultural landscape of a country. But just how authentic reality shows are is often up for debate. And these behind-the-scenes revelations from people — actual contestants and cast members included — may affect the way we view these programs going forward.

We Ranked 10 of the Most Toxic Movie Relationships

We Ranked 10 of the Most Toxic Movie Relationships
Films
year ago

We’re inspired by rom-com relationships and dream of the same kind of vivid and passionate love. But some of the most well-known and adored movie couples are also examples of toxic behaviors. Sometimes imaginary care hides aggressive behavior and a desire to dominate. And at first glance, innocuous quarrels cover up a desire to assert themselves at the expense of a partner.

8 Things You Should Be Prepared to Face If You Break Up With a Narcissist

8 Things You Should Be Prepared to Face If You Break Up With a Narcissist

One thing most narcissists have in common is believing that they are better than everyone else. That’s why their 2 strategies that often merge are constantly boosting themselves or putting everyone else down. They will often appear super charming in an effort to be likable to others, but they are this close to start talking bad to them or about them. And when it comes to breakups, they can be truly unpleasant and malicious.

I Want to Buy a House, but I Don’t Want My Husband to Co-Own It

I Want to Buy a House, but I Don’t Want My Husband to Co-Own It

Sometimes material and financial issues become a sticking point in family relationships. The most vulnerable group, in this sense, is women. According to one study, a third of women are financially dependent on their husbands, which makes them unable to cope financially when they get divorced. So it seems that having your own safety net is crucial for surviving if anything in your relationship goes wrong.

7 On-Screen Couples Who Wouldn’t Have Ended Up Together in Real Life

7 On-Screen Couples Who Wouldn’t Have Ended Up Together in Real Life
People
year ago

There have been many times when movies and shows have been called out by fans because they didn’t like some of the decisions regarding the characters. And creators want to keep their audiences happy and that’s why sometimes they build stories in order to satisfy the masses. It doesn’t always mean that this is the right or realistic thing to do, but they end up doing it anyway.

15 Details About Disney Princes That Are Often Overlooked

15 Details About Disney Princes That Are Often Overlooked
Films
2 years ago

Although Disney princesses are the main focus of viewers’ attention, the princes also deserve recognition. Over the decades, there have been several changes in the way they have been portrayed, going from being the generic Prince Charming to heroes with their own names and personalities. This is how they show details that reflect part of the plot and make them as relevant as their companions.

11 Good Movie Characters Who Are, at Times, More Revolting Than Dolores Umbridge

11 Good Movie Characters Who Are, at Times, More Revolting Than Dolores Umbridge
Films
2 years ago

In movies, just like in literature, most characters are divided into good and bad. Usually, the good qualities of those in the “good” group are emphasized, and even if these characters do something bad, they always have strong reasons for it. Harry Potter’s temper, for example, is explained by the fact that he’s being hunted by an evil wizard, while the White Queen’s meanness is revealed only closer to the end.

11 Narcissistic Traits of Mothers Who Don’t Even Know They’re Ruining Their Kids’ Lives

11 Narcissistic Traits of Mothers Who Don’t Even Know They’re Ruining Their Kids’ Lives
Family & kids
2 years ago

Narcissism is a phenomenon where a person with low self-esteem is afraid to lose authority in other people’s eyes and they start manipulating their friends, colleagues, and family to look better than they really are. These people are not afraid of doing anything to achieve their big career goals, they are abusive in personal relationships, and they harm their loved ones.

5 Signs Your Partner Is “Breadcrumbing” You, and What You Can Do to Stop This Manipulation

5 Signs Your Partner Is “Breadcrumbing” You, and What You Can Do to Stop This Manipulation
Relationships
2 years ago

“Breadcrumbing” is a type of dating behavior where your partner flirts with you by sending messages on social media or through texts (“breadcrumbs”), keeping you interested in them, usually with no further intention of having a serious relationship with you. People who choose this pattern of behavior are giving their partners false hope, romantically leading them on and making them dependent on their communication. Such relationships usually lead to nowhere and leave us frustrated.

12 Unexpected Signs of a Toxic Partner That One Ought to Run Away From as Fast as Possible

12 Unexpected Signs of a Toxic Partner That One Ought to Run Away From as Fast as Possible
Relationships
2 years ago

The concept of marriage has gone through numerous changes. People get married later and less frequently, and they get divorced more often. Moreover, single parents who raise their kids alone are no longer considered a sore thumb. The reasons for divorces are different, whether it be due to general conflict, adultery, not bearing responsibility, etc. And at the same time, people tend to blame themselves more than their partners when the relationship gets ruined.

10 Myths About Narcissists and Why They Don’t Love Themselves

10 Myths About Narcissists and Why They Don’t Love Themselves
Psychology
2 years ago

A lot of us have probably met people who’re really full of themselves, who don’t care about others, and who always crave attention. This kind of person is who we imagine when we think of a narcissist. But a lot of the times, it’s just a façade, and in reality, they aren’t what they seem on the surface.

7 Things to Know About Emotional Blackmail, and How to Not Get Hooked

7 Things to Know About Emotional Blackmail, and How to Not Get Hooked
Psychology
2 years ago

A person who emotionally blackmails you is usually someone who knows you all too well. They know all of your secrets and vulnerable sides and have become experts at taking advantage of them. And the reason why is very simple: they want to make you give in to their wants. Keep in mind that their excuse for acting this way is because they love you and want to spend time with you.

8 Subtle Signs Someone Is Stalking You

8 Subtle Signs Someone Is Stalking You
Psychology
2 years ago

Despite what you may think, you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a stalker. Often, stalkers are people we know, like a colleague or ex-partner. So what may start as a keen interest in you could quickly turn into an unpleasant situation, as they become controlling over your life. But if you can pick up the signs early enough, you can learn how to avoid these types of people and move on with your life.

15 Reasons Kids Might Not Feel Close to Their Parents and Why They Shouldn’t Blame Themselves

15 Reasons Kids Might Not Feel Close to Their Parents and Why They Shouldn’t Blame Themselves
Psychology
2 years ago

Even though we know that a lot of problems come from our childhood, we still rarely talk about the relationships between parents and children. We say things like, “Well, she’s my mom,” “They’ve done everything for me — I should be thankful.” We don’t often talk about negative feelings toward our parents. However, the things they sometimes do may make some people feel really anxious, even when they grow up.

9 Signs That Show Somebody Is Lying to You in a Text

9 Signs That Show Somebody Is Lying to You in a Text
Psychology
3 years ago

A study conducted in the US showed that we lie 11 times per week, while another one revealed that 60% of people will lie during a 10-minute conversation. As it turns out, lying through your phone is much easier than doing it face-to-face. But on the other hand, e-mails seem to be the most honest form of communication, where people lie the least.

9 Types of Extremely Toxic People and 9 Ways to Deal With Them

9 Types of Extremely Toxic People and 9 Ways to Deal With Them
Psychology
3 years ago

People who we value and hold close may be holding us back in life with their negativity and manipulation. In fact, a study showed us that the people we surround ourselves with determine whether we succeed or fail. It couldn’t be more important to have supportive and encouraging friends in our life. However, there are ways to deal with these people that’ll help you to flourish in life.

Why Kids Misbehave the Most When Their Moms Are Around

Why Kids Misbehave the Most When Their Moms Are Around
Family & kids
3 years ago

As primary caregivers, moms are often blessed with charming displays of behavior like whining, shrieking, attempted slapping, refusal of food, and cataclysmic tantrums over virtually nothing. You may have noticed that children behave angelically with other people, while going absolutely feral when their mom is nearby. Nope, you’re not imagining things. Kids actually tend to act up when they are around their moms. The secret is: it’s not a failure on the mom’s side — it’s a compliment.

18 Types of Annoying Co-Workers You Might Want to Avoid

18 Types of Annoying Co-Workers You Might Want to Avoid
Psychology
3 years ago

In an office, different types of people have to coexist with each other. Some of them can become your close friends, while others will stay at the level of “hello” and “goodbye” with you. And this is normal, because we are all different, and we all have our own habits and outlooks on life. You can’t please everyone, but if you know how to avoid conflicts with some of your difficult colleagues, you can be called a professional person who can work under pressure.

10 Hidden Signs Your Partner Might Be Emotionally Cheating on You

10 Hidden Signs Your Partner Might Be Emotionally Cheating on You
Relationships
3 years ago

When we first think of cheating, we rarely think of having an emotional affair with someone else outside your marriage or relationship. Even though these might not include romance, it can still have a great impact on you and your partner. You might notice unexplainable changes in your loved one that you likely weren’t even aware of.