Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things.
'Family is not about blood, it's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.' This quote is full supported by Eva Luna. Eva herself has many diverse and not related by blood families.