This post piggybacks off my latest podcast episode: Self-Care Practices I Use When Engaging with Master Manipulators. If you haven’t watched or listened to it yet, I invite you to do so. It’s a short 21 minutes🧘🏻♀️. In the podcast, I walk you through some simple self-care practices that I employ that have made a tangible difference in my sanity and energy levels post-engagement with a master manipulator.
*Cue terrible ringtone circa 2006(ish).* My heart started racing and massive anxiety set in. I did NOT want to take this call…
The requisite small talk – I disdain small talk – took place. And then, mic drop #1: “You can’t stay with me anymore when you’re in town.” As predicted, the raging, gaslighting, and belittling ensued.