Emotional blackmailing according to Wikipedia “This is the act of using fear, obligation, and guilt in their relationships, ensuring that others feel afraid, obligated to give them their way and swamped by guilt if they resist. Knowing that someone close to them wants to love, approval or confirmation of identity and self-esteem, blackmailers may threaten to withhold them (e.g., withhold love) or take them away altogether, making the second person feel they must earn them by agreement.”

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