Technically if we offer people options along the way, including the option to make their own options, then we truly aren't manipulating them.
Ok, so plan on that response then.
You reached out an $100 olive branch and the response from SHE is something like : you are manipulating me, stop that.
So you stop that and have your surety.
or SHE says, you are manipulating me, why are you doing that?
So you tell her. I've told you already, I love you, I miss you I want us back together, but I need to be safe and I need to connect with my kids and keep them safe.
or SHE says, honey that's sweet lets get back together come around right now. (Whilst planning a trap)
She might say, wow, that's really honest, __________...
She might say, you're manipulating me but I need another $100!
She might say....