It's when one person has a simple criticism or complaint and blackmails the other person by threatening the commitment of the relationship as a whole.
Without the freedom to be honest, a couple will suppress their true thoughts and feelings leading to the creation of an environment of distrust and manipulation.
Remember that two partners who are capable of communicating feedback and criticism without judgment or blackmail will strengthen their commitment to one another in the long-run.
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