Manipulation happens several different ways that is done by abusers. The abuser can sense when someone is about to leave them. The abuser knows when she is getting strong enough to walk out that door so he increases the level of manipulation tactics to keep her there. Here are five top manipulation tactics abusive people use to keep control over you.
He Convinces You That Nobody Will Believe You
The more that he is able to convince you that nobody will believe the abuse that he does towards you then it goes in his favor. He wants you to believe that nobody will believe you so that he can further control you and isolate you from others. The statement that nobody will believe you is a form of a deception used against you no matter which way you look at it. He is directly lying to you when he knows that you can bring his world to a stop with a few phone calls to the police.
He Threatens He Will Take The Children Away From You
The court system isn’t really fair. The courts have ruled in the favor of mothers for years and years. Fathers don’t get a fair trial no matter what hot shot attorney that he has. If he takes the children without your permission then you can have him arrested for child kidnapping. Child kidnapping is a felony offense that would get him a long time in jail or prison.
He Uses Religion Against You
Some people say that once you’ve been married by some church that it is forever. Some husbands tell their wife that there is no way out of the marriage. Some husbands tell their life that God will not forgive him for their sins of getting a divorce. Religion is a cruel thing to do against someone because it is a form of mind games.
They Say You Have No Rights
I’ve seen in front of my own eyes a church telling a woman that she has no right to take the children away from her husband. I’ve seen them say the same thing to her that she has no right to end a marriage. Women have rights in the United States of America to walk out of any marriage despite what any religion tells you. Women have rights in the United States of America to take her children and get a divorce. Women have the right to walk out the door and have her husband arrested if he is abusive towards her. People that say you have no rights is ones that see you as an object or property and not as a human being. Run away as far as possible from these types of people.
He Prevents You From Using Your Car
I remember of a situation once where a man told his girlfriend that he was going to get gas for her car since he let it run out on empty. He was gone for six hours. He finally came back with some gas for the car. He informed her that she would of left him during that time that he was gone if he had given her gas for the car. He didn’t want her to go anywhere. The withholding gas was a sign of manipulation to keep her as a hostage in her own home. He began to check the mileage on the car too after wards.