The Guilt Trip

A mother faces her children who are sitting listening to her lecture

One of the perks of being an adult is that you can do what you want when you want as long as you keep it legal. Sometimes, though, the invisible deterring power of guilt will render that free will useless.

Latinos know the guilt trip all too well. It’s basically extreme reverse psychology where the guilt tripper makes you feel bad about your decision, whether they know it or not.

The Weaponry

Guilt trips come in all shapes and sizes. From a simple sigh to gently asking “aren’t you going to help me?” these small examples are considered guilt trips. Sadly, women seem to be the ones who pick up on this incredible talent, using it to their advantage in any relationship necessary. Sometimes, it’s so ingrained that people don’t even realize that they’re doing it. Nonetheless, you know when it’s happening to you.