Usually happens in domestic disputes. When the offender creates a problem in order to have a argument about the feelings they would not express otherwise. A argument starting stepping stone. More often than not the issue brought to attention is not the actual problem. The offender will usually apologize. Therefore sabotaging the legitimacy of their current complaint.
"He does this all the time, starts nit-picking about my cooking, just becuase he wants attention, but when we get to the bottom of his true feelings he ends up apologizing for the comments about my cooking"! He has perfected the art of unintentional sabotage!
by littlesb79 April 14, 2011