A message to all bullies who treat their victim(s) like they are worthless, then play the victim when they are confronted for their abuse, and act stunned when people want to end the relationship with them.
This could not be a truer statement. You're caught stealing. Then, instead of doing the right thing and admit what you did, you start blaming other people - because nothing is ever your fault. EVER. The mistakes don't make you a bad person ... the fact you don't own what you do and you try to drag others to your level does.
Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things. Instead, they feel entitled to your constant forgiveness and self-blame. If you set boundaries or say no, you will be punished for reacting to their abuse. Toxic people constantly look to blame the victim.