Emotional Blackmailer

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Who is this Button for?

Those who use fear, emotion, guilt and their ‘vulnerability’ to manipulate and punish family, partners and friends.

Anyone holding others to ransom, by threatening to rock the boat unless their immediate emotional needs are given top priority.

'FOG' [1] operators.

F - Fear

O - Obligation

G - Guilt

Provocative Suggestions

Embark immediately on the following highly effective three step programme:

1. Arrest yourself.

2. Plead guilty.

3. Sentence yourself to Life.


Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.

(Robin Morgan)

I became an expert in emotional blackmail by the time I was five.

(Doris Lessing)

The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable.

(Robert G. Menzies -12th Prime Minister of Australia)

Something to consider

Anything gained by any form of blackmail is unlikely to be of lasting value.



  1. ‘FOG’ is an acronym coined by psychotherapist and author, Susan Forward Ph.D (who also coined the term ‘Emotional Blackmail’) to describe the features of the psychological dynamics occurring between emotional blackmailer and blackmailee.