Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things. Instead, they feel entitled to your constant forgiveness and self-blame. If you set boundaries or say no, you will be punished for reacting to their abuse. Toxic people constantly look to blame the victim.
my boyfriend and i literally had this conversation last night. "wrong" wasn't in the sense of marrying the wrong person, because we've been together for five yrs. but not to do it out of impulsion and because everyone else is doing it. *yay wedding season!* ._.