However, you know the situation best, and if you fear your partner could become violent or harm you, it might be safest to give in for now.
Remember, if you are giving in to protect yourself, it’s survival; it doesn’t mean you are giving up or that you deserve to be treated this way.
Blackmailing is a form of emotional abuse and, like all abuse, is about power and control.
Unfortunately that doesn’t make dealing with threats like this any easier.
So what can you do if your partner is blackmailing you and trying to get you to do something you don’t want to do?
If you need help, get in touch with one of our peer advocates to talk about your options and create a safety plan, if you need one.
When surrogate mom Jessica Szalacinski told her tween son she was planning on having a baby for a male couple in New York City, he refused to speak to her for three whole days.
A support system can help you stay strong and feel supported during a difficult time.