Manipulation is a cruel game...Especially when the manipulator is someone in your own family. It is a shame because when that family member does truly need help although they expect help it does not come. It is like the boy who cried wolf. After one has been used and abused for so long one gets to the point where it is time to defend oneself.
The problem is as a Christian I feel guilty. I feel used but I also feel guilty. Praise the Lord that he knows me so well. He sent me a man who looks out for me so I do not get trampled. My wonderful husband looks out for me and I love him for that and so many more reasons.