Nothing is as detrimental to your mental stability as dating the wrong person.
You will often find yourself asking, “What happened? ” If you are behaving manically, you may be dating a “Crazymaker.” Crazymaking is a form of psychological abuse designed to influence and/or change the thoughts and behaviors of others.
It is important to distinguish healthy social influence from psychological manipulation.
Psychological manipulation can be defined as the exercise of undue influence through mental distortion and emotional exploitation, with the intention to seize power, control, benefits, and privileges at the victim’s expense.
There were times in my late teens and early twenties where my behavior resembled that of someone who was, “crazy and deranged.” Funny right?
My moments of temporary insanity could have easily be attributed to the lack of sleep I got because I was up late at night rummaging through my significant other’s phone, email, and social media sites.
Not all of the tips below may apply to your particular situation. As long as you do not harm others, you have the right to stand up for yourself and defend your rights.
It might seem incredible that someone is so besotted with you after just one date, but it’s actually a red flag for dubious behavior and unwarranted attachment.
It’s not normal to be in contact with someone 24/7 especially if you’ve only gone on a couple of dates with them.
The great thing about dating is that you are not committing to a relationship, so you can use this process as a way to find out more about a potential partner, and if necessary, cut ties should he or she turn out to have abusive traits investing further in the relationship. They can maintain this control in a diverse number of ways: Although many people don’t realize this, excessive flattery and attention from a charming manipulator is actually a form of control because it keeps you dependent on their praise.
If you find yourself being bombarded with text messages, voicemails, calls and e-mails on an hourly basis in the early stages of dating, keep a lookout for other signs.