Monday, September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

Odd as it seems, punishment keeps a blackmailer in a strong emotional connection with you.  In creating a highly charged atmosphere, blackmailers know they are activating the target's feelings for them, and even if the feelings are negative, they've created a tight bond.  You may resent or even hate the blackmailer, but as long as your focus is on them, they haven't been abandoned or discarded with indifference.  Punishment keeps a lot of passion and heat in a fractured relationship.

-- Susan Forward with Donna Frazier, Emotional Blackmail, p. 98

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