Exploit: to make full use of and derive benefit from in an unfair or selfish way.
Do you feel that you are being used? Does your boyfriend reap all the benefits of having the best parts of you, without you receiving any emotional support in return? Has he gained control of every aspect of your life, so that he can have whatever he wants, when he wants it? If so, these are red signs that you are being exploited.
An exploitative boyfriend uses multiple tactics to exert power and control over their partners with the goal of intimidating their victim into feeling like they do not have an equal voice. The tactics they use may be easy to see, such as psychological abuse, isolation, gaslighting, or guilt tripping. However, some are not as noticeable, such as making you feel as if they are the true victim.
If you feel like your relationship is one sided or that you are being used, then you might be dating a manipulator.