By whatjusthappened - United States - Norman
Today, I tried to break up with my boyfriend, because he's too manipulative. By the time our chat ended, instead of being single, I'm somehow now committed to going on vacation with him and his family. FML
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  bpickett18  |  16

The whole point of this is that he's so manipulative that he was able to manipulate her into a vacation instead of a break up. My brother is the same way. he can get any one to do anything with a few well placed words. He can even manipulate my parents.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I understand he is manipulative, but this is still her fault as she has allowed him to manipulate her. Time to put your foot down OP, talk to him face to face and do not leave until he understands you are broken up. He will always come up with reasons why you should stay together, but it doesn't mean you should be. Don't let him control you or the conversation.

  cacheson  |  41

My mom's mom is super manipulative and she can talk just about anyone into doing something they'd never do before they even realize it. Some people are just that good at manipulation. It's seriously frightening.

  brettrb  |  18

Probably.. OP needs to end it before it's too late - some people get too comfortable being manipulated and go the rest of their lives at the mercy of others.

  Metagame  |  12

You do know what heterosexual means, don't you? Plus, I don't believe it was specified whether OP was male or female or what his/her sexual orientation was.


I'm pretty sure most successful business men worked their way up the ladder through lots of manipulation. Hard work is of essence too. But many successful people are very manipulative.

  WaxenSecrets  |  5

But how many of them end up truly happy? They've only ever bent others to their wills all their lives and sometimes they don't know how NOT to impose their desires on others. This can make relationships very unfullfilling for anyone involved with manipulative people and can ultimately make for maybe some success at reaching a few personal goals, but too frequently at the expense of a reduced quality of life for everyone else. In other words, these manipulative people are like poison. There is something extremely unsuccessful about an entire life of using other people. I'm sorry, but manipulation absolutely peeves me.

  doodlecloud  |  26

Yeah but you can step back, reply in your own time, read over your message before you send...hell, you could even get someone else to do it for you if you really thought you'd cave.