Full Definition of MANIPULATE
We expect children to be a little selfish, it's the luxury of being a child. We expect sons to take a little more advantage of mom than daughters, sons are put on pedestals and regarded with favor because they are male. That little bit of selfish I can handle, I can take forgotten dishes or dirty floors. I didn't expect him to spend the day with me. I didn't expect him to get me anything. I hoped for the dogs to be fed before he left the house...and perhaps for him to leave with a little less gusto than normal so I could sleep in a bit. What I got were tears, anger, and hurt first thing in the morning that kept hold throughout the day.