Many relationships function on a level that isn’t healthy for either partner, yet each person seems willing to hold onto the relationship at all costs. This can most often be seen with lovers in cases of emotional blackmail, where one person behaves inappropriately within the relationship, and then blames the other for the behavior. The partner receiving all the blame instantly feels guilty and inadequate, and wants to try harder to please. When both partners in a relationship take responsibility for their own behavior and actions, it’s much easier to build a strong partnership based on trust and respect.
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