“When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires, they revolt… We develop hurt feelings…” — 12&12
From the time I was little, I became a great manipulator. I cried, someone came and fed or changed me. I yelled, I got attention. But as an adult, other adults are not so tolerant. When I manipulate others to get what I want, I am eventually found out and pay the price. But when I put their well-being on par with mine, and come from a loving place, the relationship always turns out the best it can be. And, at the very least, I can be proud of my motives and behavior, so that ILML!