Dave Burns's Reviews > Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You

Emotional Blackmail by Susan Forward
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it was ok
bookshelves: library, skimmed

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship, but ideally we will negotiate to a win-win solution. Manipulators fight dirty. They make demands, and if you resist they respond with pressure, guilt trips, and threats.

I was disappointed with part II of the book, where the author was supposed to show us how to deal with manipulators. She had some good points in there, but I don't think she really gives the reader much to go on with regard to strategies for change. She tries, but it seemed vague, nothing I could get a grip on.

Anyone interested in this book should look at a less disappointing book on the same topic, titled "In Sheep's Clothing." "Who's Pulling Your Strings?" was also worth a look.
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Reading Progress

March 22, 2013 – Started Reading
March 23, 2013 – Shelved
March 23, 2013 – Shelved as: library
April 9, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 10, 2013 – Shelved as: skimmed

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