Manipulative behavior is used as a tactic around the world to gain control in a situation. Manipulation practiced between two people in a relationship for a long period only creates uncertainty towards having a “happy ever after.” To understand manipulation there are noticeable acts to take into consideration. Staying open-minded towards the possibility that someone you thought you trusted, but has recently started to allow doubt to persevere can only lead to further problems. Taking the steps to remain conscious of the way each other talks to one another will more than likely have an outcome leading towards what all people want; happiness.
There are signs to determine whether someone is lying to you and normally due to the subtle manner one may perceive nothing abnormal. A person may add excessive details to an explanation to create a perception of truth when asked for clarification may cease to contemplate, and yet he/she should know the answer instantaneously. Someone who does not give eye contact while speaking or avoids looking at you could be a sign of dishonesty. People who decide to use manipulation as a way to get through to someone tend to avoid asking comprehensible questions. Instead of asking direct questions some people use disguised questions. As for an example: One might say, “I suppose you are going to…” People should understand the difference between questions and statements. A disguised question is avoidable by reiterating the last three or four words of the statement back; which entails him/her to divulge it was a question. Keep in mind remaining honest will help you stay clear. Lying is never the option, even if it seems better than the truth. Staying honest with yourself no matter what will make life that much easier. When someone asks you a question that seems odd, you immediately will have an answer and clear insight as to where this situation may be heading.
Certainly, seeking counseling is always an option, especially when you have exasperated all options. Sometimes you need to talk to someone, someone who can help. When even the advice offered by family or well-meaning friends does not really help, you feel any better. Recognizing the need for professional help is a good first step towards positive progress. Counseling can be of real assistance, providing relief for a wide range of problems such as depression, loss, marital strife, parent-child concerns, or emotional distress. It can also help achieve ambitions for personal development or self-improvement. Counseling has one distinct and significant purpose: that something of positive value and productive usefulness will come out of it for you.