January 29, 2014

Hooks In Unhealthy Relationships

"No matter how closely intertwined your life is with someone else, you are still both separate people with the right to have your own thoughts, opinions, needs, feelings, and choices. When you lose the right and/or ability to have those things, you are in an unhealthy relationship."

"Recognize the hooks that people use to get you to do what they want: fear, guilt, self-pity, helplessness, anger, threats, blame, tears, or Scripture. They also use these things to get you to doubt yourself, back down from your truth and accept theirs over yours, as well as to make you feel responsible for their stuff. What are the hooks your difficult person uses?"

By Karla Downing

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