It is common for couples but is not exclusive to them. There are cases that occur within the family, when one of the members crying, tantrums, etc., to cause shame or grief, and achieve their goals.
Most blackmailers use this resource as a strategy to override their will on others.
In intimate relationships, emotional blackmail is generated through manipulation, threats, abuse and insults. This is done with the express purpose of punishing “other” if you do not get what you want. Many people access to blackmail and accept any conditions for fear of being abandoned.
How to identify a blackmailer?
The main feature is that you never want to agree or give a little to establish a middle ground that benefits the relationship. Basically, these people do not care about your partner, only care about their own welfare and to take control of the relationship. The blackmailer identifies vulnerable parts of your partner to manipulate and force him to do things he dislikes.
It is important to recognize if you are in an unhealthy relationship based on emotional blackmail, since this condition is triggering physical and psychological abuse that can endanger your health and even your life.
Remember that arise such unhealthy relationships should be a blackmailer and one that is left blackmail. If you notice this problem asks for help to have a healthier relationship.