Emotional Blackmail: The Silent Powerplay in Relationships

Sacha | Thoughts
6 min readSep 16, 2023
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Emotional blackmail is a subtle form of manipulation where one person uses emotional threats, demands, or guilt-tripping to get what they want from another.

Often masked as genuine concern or exaggerated affection, it’s a tactic that can be employed by partners, friends, or family to retain a sense of dominance or to extract compliance.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change