If you don't get enough attention, find yourself a good cause. Do good and throw it in the water. The idea that you can get all your attention-seeking from one person (your marriage partner) or your children, turn you into a vampire, sucking other people's energy. Attention is time, and time is energy.
The devil is a vile liar who denigrates the real Paradise, calling it hell, and advertises his hell as Paradise. The devil demands love, he says, love me and my Paradise. A bottomless and unsatisfied thirst for love fills the devil's soul with fear and anger.
Love? How stupid! Only a complete ignoramus can call pride and drug addiction love. Run, demand a dose of love can only addicts, or rather proud, greedily hungry for power. The proud man, having lost those whom he considered his slaves, howls to the point of gnashing his teeth and demands the return of his property. It hurts them, you see, the drugs were taken from them. Weak and proud, they don't have the strength to survive the break... COWARDS!
The essence of the manipulator's activity is to make you think about it, spend your time on it, be afraid of it, talk or correspond. This man wants power over your time. He says he needs love and wants love, but love is time, and this man is a thief.
To accept is to let go. The excess desire is the cause of failure and resistance. Those who crave love and pleasure are doomed to lack them. Those who have accepted the small things will get everything they want and the hunger will pass.
Proud people are hungry for love and want to do good, and they want to be grateful for it. On the other hand, too much gratitude creates complacency and emotional overdose in them. Overdose is withdrawal, fear, aggression, etc.