7 Signs and Red Flags Your Partner Is Manipulating You.

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Abuse within relationships is not always physical in nature and so the tell-tale, outward signs may also be lacking. Instead of brute force, people oftentimes use manipulation to play off of their partner’s feelings and emotions. They do this for mainly selfish reasons, in order to control and get what they want out of the relationship. While we’re all guilty of trying to manipulate or control a loved one every now and then, some people take it way too far and end up causing real harm.

People who are under constant emotional strain caused by continuing psychological, verbal, and emotional manipulation often end up repressing their experiences. In a sense, they shut down and become numb to the hurtful things they hear over and over again.

It’s human nature to use denial as a coping mechanism and so they write it off or bury it deep down inside. Yet at some point things inevitably come to a head, maybe the person wakes up to what’s happening to them or someone steps in and helps, but before that happens things usually get to a very low point!

Manipulators use a range of tactics to deceive and break their partner down over time and because it’s more subtle and psychological, it’s harder to pinpoint and uncover. In order to put a stop to manipulation and emotional abuse, you need to first be able to recognize the signs and behaviors most commonly associated with it.

Below is a list of the main red flags and signs which point towards your partner being psychologically manipulative towards you:

1. You are always wrong and rarely ever right – Manipulators will always fight to have the upper hand in a relationship and to them that means always being correct. Even if they know they are flat out wrong or mistaken about something that can easily be disproved, they will stick to their guns and argue until you finally back down.

2. Your other relationships are disappearing or in bad shape – If you find yourself being cut off or pushed away from your friends and family because your partner disapproves of them, they’re alienating you from loved ones. Manipulators need to be in control and they want to be the ones who ultimately decide who you can and cannot see.

They will try to tell you how long you can visit for and make you feel guilty when you spend time with others. However, if your partner truly loved and respected you, they would not force you to give up friendships or cut you off from important people in your life.

3. You no longer enjoy things you once used to – It’s not only people you begin to distance yourself from, hobbies and activities you normally enjoy doing are also pushed to the side. People end up losing their passion for the things they once loved doing the most.

Between the guilt, sadness, and confusion that manipulators cause their partner to feel, it’s easy to get bogged down and lose interest in the things you usually enjoy. Don’t lose sight of your zest for life because of a manipulator, make it a point to jump back into old hobbies if you find yourself being pulled away from them.

4. You tell them everything but get nothing in return – Manipulators will dig and dig at you until you reveal everything to them, even your deepest, most darkest secrets that you never tell anyone. However, they will not tell you their secrets, nor will they keep what you tell them solely between the two of you.

Rather, they use them as pawns and will tell whomever they choose when it works out best in their favor. Usually this means that things are revealed in such a way that’s calculated to hurt and embarrass you as well.

5. You’ve become emotionally unstable- If your partner makes you feel guilty all of the time and no matter what you do or say they make you question everything, it’s enough to drive anyone crazy. Constant guilt is a heavy burden to carry around and leads to self-hate. You begin to devalue your worth and that in turn leads to depression, more stress and anxiety, and emotional turmoil. Only once you escape the manipulation and cycle of guilt can you begin to clear your head and become emotionally stable.

6. You feel unhappy and not like your normal self- When you lose sight of who you are because of your relationship, you end up feeling terrible and lost. Any changes in someone’s personality for the worse are never good, but when it’s caused by teasing and humiliation at the hands of your partner, it can quickly spiral out of control.

Manipulators do not care about your hopes, dreams, wishes, or desires. They will not help you reach any goals and may actually try to get in the way to make you fail. You’re left feeling all alone and unsupported, which makes you depressed and miserable. If that sounds familiar, you need to seek help before you sink any deeper.

7. You no longer trust anyone- After so much mental and emotional manipulation there comes a point where you stop trusting other people. It’s like you’ve grown to expect lies and deceit from everyone around you because that’s all you ever get from your partner.

If you feel alienated and unable to confide in old friends or family members, that’s as big a red flag as you can expect to find. It’s time for you to move on and distance yourself from the cause of all your distrust, aka your manipulative partner.

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He Calls Out To A Large Empty Field Then 4 Giant Creatures Barrel Towards Him.

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They say an elephant never forgets because they have incredible memories and are capable of remembering all sorts of information, experiences, feelings, loved ones, and more. That’s just one interesting elephant fact, of which there are quite a few. Did you know that they are the only land animal that’s unable to jump, or that they purr like kitty cats do in order to communicate?

Their skin is over one inch thick and just as people are either left or right-handed, they prefer one tusk over the other. The list goes on but to truly appreciate how unbelievably smart and beautiful elephants truly are you have to see them in action.

In this video you can see exactly that. In it a volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand calls out to a group of elephants who reside at the park. When they hear him hollering in the distance they swiftly come running and greet him excitedly.

While most people would be more than a little nervous at the sight of four huge elephants running straight at them, the man knows better and doesn’t flinch a muscle. They remember him and are his friends, so there’s nothing at all for him to be worried about!

The Elephant Nature Park is a rescue and rehabilitation center that allows visitors and tourists to volunteer and help with the dozens of animals that now call it home. Besides elephants, the nature park also cares for dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals.

A lot of them come from abusive backgrounds where they were held in horrible, restrictive, and inhumane conditions. Once they are rescued and brought to the park, their lives change immensely for the better and they are free to wander among the various animals and herds.

In time, they truly come a long way from their abusive backgrounds and their spirits shine with love, happiness, and joy, just like the four elephants in the video.

What a memorable and sweet encounter to witness.

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11 Clear Signs You’ve Found Your True Soulmate. Have You Found The One?

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Have you ever met someone and immediately sensed that they were special right from the start? It’s as if the universe conspired to bring the two of you together and you’ve finally met your ideal match. Whether you realize it at the time or not, you’ve found your soulmate. A soulmate is a person who both compliments and completes you on every level.  Whether it’s physically, spiritually, mentally, or emotionally, the two of you just click.

The chemistry comes naturally and your lifestyles and personalities connect smoothly. A soulmate balances you out and no matter what you may be going through or facing in life, they always seem to understand what you need and where you’re coming from. You can count on them for help and advice, comfort and reassurance, friendship and love, and virtually anything else.

The instantaneous connection soulmates share doesn’t fade or fizzle out, it grows deeper and stronger over time. They compliment each others flaws and build one another up, making their other half a better person in the process. Even if you have yet to meet your soulmate, don’t worry about it because someone will come along in due time. As the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait,” in the meantime here are the signs that tell you when you’ve finally found your soulmate:

1. You both have similar dreams and goals that you’re striving for. Whether it be career, family, heath and fitness related or more, both of you are similarly aligned.

2. Your sense of humor matches and they have a unique ability at getting you to crack up. After a few days of knowing them you’ll probably already have a couple of hilarious inside jokes.

3. You love talking to them about everything and anything. No topic is off limits or taboo and you don’t hold back any embarrassing details or information for fear of being judged.

4. There is a refreshing, total and complete lack of jealousy on both ends because you trust in each other and are wholly secure in knowing what you have together.

5. You apologize and say sorry whenever you’re wrong or mess up and truly mean every word of it. You don’t fight them any further once you realize you messed up and they accept your apology rather than dragging whatever the situation may be out any further.

6. They bring out the best in you. Maybe they challenge you or don’t let you give up so easy and in doing so you end up accomplishing much more than you ever could have without them.

7. You always have each others back. They constantly cheer you on and encourage you to do your best, you stand up and support them in all of their endeavors, and vice versa.

8. You can read their thoughts and emotions like a book. No words are needed to convey what either of you may be thinking or going through, you just know and can sense what the other is feeling. That kind of completely silent intuition is rare to find, but soulmates share it.

9. You don’t lie to each other. Even if you tried they’d see right through your falsehoods and would call you out on it. You know each other too well and are so open and honest that lying just doesn’t come up.

10. They help you work through your troubles or any issues you may be having. A soulmate wants you to be your best and will work hard right alongside you to solve problems and get over hurdles in the way. They’re often a great source of clarity and keep us focused and centered in the confusing situations we face.

11. There is magic between the two of you when you first meet and lay eyes on one another. It feels magnetic, exciting, and you instinctively know at that moment that you’ve met your soulmate. Listen to what your heart is telling you and go for it!

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6 Signs and Behaviors You Might Be With a Guy Who Is an Emotional Psychopath.

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Falling in love sounds like it’s so effortless and gentle, yet oftentimes it turns out to be the complete opposite of that. When it comes down to it, love and intimate relationships are never quite as easy as anyone wishes them to be. We’ve all dated people who were just our type and the same goes for those who were simply no good for us. Sometimes we knew right from the start that they weren’t the one, yet we stuck with them anyways!

However, the most painful relationship situation you could ever get into is ending up with an emotional psychopath. At first they’re deceptively charming and sweet, they have all the right moves and know exactly what to say to sweep you off your feet.

But over time they become less normal and less innocent, instead they twist words and situations to fit their selfish needs and you end up suffering because of it. As much as you may try to justify or rationalize their behavior, it is never okay and never will be.

Rather than live in denial or lie to yourself that everything is great and will work out in the end, you need to face the facts and dump the psychopath. That nagging feeling at the back of your mind is trying to tell you to get out of the relationship NOW, and you need to listen to it and move on!

Don’t ignore the obvious warning signs that you’re in a relationship that’s bound to fail with a manipulator who’s hurting you. Here are the clearest signs that indicate you are dating an emotional psychopath:

1. He Lies Endlessly In Order To Hurt Your Self-esteem And Bring You Down. Serial pathological lying is an emotional psychopath’s favorite way to get into your head and under your skin. They will distort the truth about any and everything under the sun.

Whether it involves making up small, insignificant details or coming up with major stories that are outright lies, they do it to throw you off and make you doubt your own self. He controls the narrative and in turn controls you.

The constant betrayal of trust shows a total lack of respect and is completely unacceptable in any relationship so if your significant other is always twisting the truth, get away from them fast because they will never change!

2. He Isolates You From Friends And Family To The Point You Have No One To Turn To For Help. When you give up other relationships and cut back severely on the time you spend with other people, you eventually end up alone. That’s exactly where emotional psychopaths want you, weak and dependent on them.

Not being able to ask a loved one for help means he has broken you to the point where you rely solely upon him and he is in control. Don’t let it get to this point, always reach out regardless of how alone you may feel, and stay away from anyone who tries to control your personal social life.

3. When Things Don’t Go His Way Or As He Expected, He Blames You. Emotionally abusive psychopaths are rarely as successful or important as they aspire to be in life. The way they try to abuse and manipulate people often ends up coming back to haunt them and as some people like to say, ‘karma’s a b****.’

However, when you are dating someone like this, they blame you for their shortcomings. All those unfulfilled dreams and chances that passed them by are your fault. He’ll say he gave them up or settled for less because of you, no matter what the truth may really be, and it’s all to make you feel bad and stay with him out of guilt.

4. When The Relationship Is Not Going Well, He Blames It Solely On You. When just about anything goes wrong in your relationship, he ends up saying that it’s all your fault, no matter how responsible he may be. By constantly discounting you and placing all of the blame on your shoulders, he’s trying to make you feel terrible and guilty about it.

Eventually you begin to actually feel that it is all your fault and that’s when he has you trapped. You’re giving him all the power when you stay with someone who negatively controls and manipulates your feelings in this type of way.

5. He Puts You Down Any Chance He Can Get To Make You Feel Bad. When someone is forever putting you down or judging you and the choices you make, it’s enough to make anyone feel miserable and negative about their own self worth. By belittling you and making incessant comments he’s breaking you down and making you feel defeated.

This type of behavior can quickly spiral out of control and become abusive and manipulative. When you no longer feel happy or respected because of his actions or words, you need to end things because he clearly doesn’t deserve to have you in his life.

6. He Is Always Unemotional.  Most men will initially put on a tough guy act whenever they meet someone new and they do this because they want to look strong and masculine. For some, it’s part of their nature. However, if the guy you are with never eventually opens up or shows his emotions, it may be due to the fact that he is an emotional psychopath who is incapable of experiencing normal, natural feelings.

If he’s always distant and cold, then it will be impossible to ever connect with him on that deeper level. Being vulnerable and emotionally available is a crucial part of love and commitment, so if he’s a blank slate, it’s time to move on.

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His Wife Had A Secret Box That He Was Forbidden To Open But Right Before She Died She Revealed The Truth!

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Love and marriage is truly one of the best perks of being a person on planet earth. When you find “the one” or your true soulmate, it’s as if fireworks, sparks and everything from the fairy tale love stories becomes real. When marriage and love last for decades as a couples grow old together, they all go through ups and downs. It’s not all sunshine and roses, but if there is love, trust and good communication you can get through the good, the bad and the ugly no matter what!

This brings us to today’s beautiful love story between a couple who had been married for decades. They had an amazing relationship that truly did last the test of time. Their love and commitment to each other was undeniable and when you hear the rest of this story you will soon understand why. Like all couples, things would sometimes get tense, but from their recollection the decades they had been together were amazing. But, strangely nobody ever saw them fight or yell at each other, and neither of them could even recall a single screaming bout.

One day the wife was admitted to the hospital and doctors told her, that she had an incurable disease, there was nothing they could to stop it and she would soon die. Their entire marriage she was holding back a secret that not even her husband knew and it was pretty much the key to why they never even had a single fight.

Right before they were married, she recalls her grandma telling her that if the marriage was to last, they should never fight or argue. On the surface to most of us this seems like a pretty tall order. Many couples can’t even get through a few hours without bickering at each other. However, she took her grandmother’s advice to heart and decided to follow her instructions to a T.

The couple had been together for decades, her husband truly couldn’t recall a single fight they ever had, and for the most part it had honestly been the best marriage ever. They always talked through everything calmly and peacefully and somehow throughout all the years this just worked to everyone’s amazement. They were always honest and told each other absolutely everything. Well almost everything, the man’s wife had a box that she kept on the top shelf of the closet in her room.

She had always told him he was not allowed to open the box under any circumstances. He had always wondered why, but his curiosity didn’t get to the point that he ever secretly went into her closet and opened it. He respected her privacy and her wishes for him not to open this ‘secret box’.

Now that her time on earth was soon coming to end as she was suffering from a terminal disease. She believed if she passed on and her husband opened the box without her telling him what was in it and the reason behind it, he may be angry and take it the wrong way.

One day in the hospital she said to him, I want you to go back to house get the box and open it, so I can tell you my one secret I have kept from you for all these years. Her husband agreed, left the hospital went into her closet and got the ‘forbidden box’. He opened it up, and saw two dolls which were crocheted and then he was stunned to see that there was $95,000 dollars underneath the two dolls! He was obviously very confused, but he drove back to the hospital immediately.

He walked into her hospital room, and she finally revealed the truth about this box and what it meant. She started off by telling him every time she felt like she felt angry at him, wanted to fight scream and yell, she would instead calmly just knit a doll instead. She had done this for decades without him having any idea this was going on.

He couldn’t believe what he was hearing and was so moved that he instantly began to cry happy and sad tears all at the same time. He loved this woman so much and he couldn’t believe she made this sacrifice to make their marriage absolute perfection. He said to her since there are only two dolls in the box does that mean you were only mad at me twice? Also where did the $95,000 dollars come into all of this.

She laughed and told him, the $95,000 was from selling all the other dolls she had crocheted throughout the years. He laughed as well as he always enjoyed her sense of humor that she maintained all the way up to her last moments on earth.

This story is a great reminder that true love does still exist out there and hopefully all of us will one day be as blessed as these two amazing people and meet our soulmates.

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A Shark Swims Up To A Diver At An Aquarium And Surprises Him. Then Things Get Strange!

A lot of people have a fear of sharks.  Maybe it’s because of the movie Jaws or maybe it’s because they have read stories of people getting their limbs torn off by the vicious and hungry apex predators.  Whether you are scared of sharks or not, being stuck in a shark tank seems like something most people would try to stay away from.

But what happens if you work at an aquarium and your job is to clean the shark tank?  In that case the number 1 rule is to just stay calm and avoid panicking at all costs.  In the following video a shark approaches the tank cleaner but then something happens that no on expected!

The shark begins to act like a puppy and all he wants from the cleaner is a nice belly rub and some love.  Somehow, the tank cleaner knew exactly what to do and the shark seemed to enjoy it immensely. Maybe sharks will be man’s new best friend instead of good ol’ puppers!  This is so wild. Enjoy The Video Below.

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