Manipulation is a serious weapon in our society. Feels like everyday we need to have our guard up from people and organizations we don't trust. Why is it so rampant? Why can't we all just be honest? Say what we really think?
When manipulation becomes part of the fabric of our communication, it's hard to know when we're using it and when we aren't. It can make genuine connection difficult.
Marketing companies have spent millions in research learning how to hack your attention and trust, so it's no wonder we have become so guarded.
Talks about how manipulation is a tool he picked-up early in his life, far before meeting Brianne. In large part, he used manipulation to avoid uncomfortable conversations that were inconvenient to him and his selfish desires. This tool would offer short term satisfaction and create divide long term.
When it becomes the fabric of our communication, it's hard to know when we using it and when we aren't. It can make it hard to have genuine connection.
Talks about how over time she started to call Eric out on his manipulation and holds him accountable to communicating more genuinely.
Brianne talks about her super high expectations of Eric in the first year of their relationship.
Eric talks about how it was hard receiving lack of affirmations from Brianne.
They both elude to why the relationship started off in this direction, but don't spill the beans on exactly why! Can you guess what it is?
Enjoy the entertainment and also leave with helpful takeaways on how to notice unwanted patterns, tell your partner what you need and avoid multiple realities within a relationship.
Eric is an advocate of mental healthy, especially for children. He's part of the initiative at Physiology First, a Non-Profit online University focusing on reeducating the youth all around the world.