Game in dating
When the other partner intervenes however, the busy partner might exclaim something along the lines of “See what you made me do!
” as a result of accidentally deleting their whole work document, dropping a can of paint, injuring their thumb with a hammer mishap, or any other instance.
The I Don’t Need You game is paradoxical in that it is played inside a relationship, but with the rules of the dating sphere.
All of us at one point or another in our lives play psychological games.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, whether at home, at work, among strangers, or among friends, we have all engaged in games that are sometimes beneficial and useful, and other times detrimental to our health and the well-being of others.
You and your partner – like everyone else – are not exempt from engaging in these forms of emotional gimmickry.
Below I will explore some of the most common psychological games and their dynamics.