Back in my married blue pill days, my ex would try her hardest to bait me. She would say things calculated to push my buttons, to get me mad. She was trying to get a response from me such that she could turn whatever I said around to make whatever she had in mind be my fault. So I refused to play the game. I suppose that I was red-pill enough to do that.
So what is going on here? Why do people try to bait their S.O.? I am thinking that there are many reasons. Let us consider some:
I. They issues from childhood that are unresolved, and it manifests itself in this way
II. They need to blame somebody else for whatever their issue is. Notice that very often the real issue is not being discussed, for that would be embarrassing. Rather some made up issue is on the table, thoroughly confusing the person on the receiving end.
III. Some people feel most alive when they argue. You can’t argue with random people in public, so you argue with people that you are allowed to argue with (family members).
IV. A woman may be shit-testing a man
V. Some people grew up with it, and can see no other way.
Now, consider the situation. What good can come from baiting? Anything? Perhaps it would be better to actually solve whatever problem is underlying everything. Somehow, that seems to not happen