How to Control Emotions
Susan Forward knows what pushes our hot buttons.
Just as John Gray illuminates the communications gap between the sexes in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, and Harriet Lerner describes an intricate dynamic in The Dance of Anger, so Susan Forward presents the anatomy of a relationship damaged by manipulation, and gives readers an arsenal of tools to fight back.
In her clear, no-nonsense style, Forward provides powerful, practical strategies for blackmail targets, including checklists, practice scenarios and concrete communications techniques that will strengthen relationships and break the blackmail cycle for good.
to threaten / a threat - to tell someone your intentions to harm them if you do or don't do something
turn a blind eye - to ignore
move in with someone - live in the same residence
keep in mind - to consider
to be willing - to accept responsibility for doing something, take action
adamant - refusing to be persuaded, not make compromises
give the cold shoulder - ignore someone
roll his eyes - to show disgust or disapproval by putting looking up with your eyes
nip in the bud - to take care of / resolve something quickly and permanently
be frank - to be open and honest
upbringing - how your parents raised you, brought you up
I tried to talk this girl into it. I was like, 'Hey girl, let's make one of those sex tapes.' Shes like, 'That sounds good, Peter. We just got to get somebody else to play your part.'
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