Dating a controlling man

In extreme cases, your possessive partner may try to cut off your contact with friends and family because he is jealous of the time you spend with them. For example, your partner might threaten to leave you if you do not do exactly what he wants.

One third of American women have reported that at some time in their lives they were involved in controlling relationships. Controlling men are, therefore, very difficult to form a trusting relationship with. Close the door and never look back, for your own good.

Unless they can control every aspect of a woman's life they aren't easy to live with. With the controlling man a woman loses herself in pleasing him. This isn't love, it's dysfunction, and you don't need it.

By then you are "hooked" and they believe that they have you exactly where they want you.

You can't change them and so, unbelievably, a lot of women simply give them their way.

Anna Green has been published in the "Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision" and has been featured regularly in "Counseling News and Notes," Keys Weekly newspapers, "Travel Host Magazine" and "Travel South." After earning degrees in political science and English, she attended law school, then earned her master's of science in mental health counseling.

She is the founder of a nonprofit mental health group and personal coaching service. While some possessive individuals may try to control every aspect of their partner's life, other possessive individuals may only show mild jealousy.Likewise, he may try to forbid you from seeking employment, choosing your own clothing, cutting your hair or making other basic day-to-day decisions. Possessive individuals may become angry over seemingly minor incidents, such as if you arrive home 10 minutes late.In extreme cases of possessiveness, this anger might be marked by physical abuse such as shoving, punching or slapping, but also commonly involves yelling, cursing and other forms of verbal abuse.This is a difficult one and not sure how to word it..been in this kind of relationship with a girlfriend. Hmmmm..might these guys call themselves 'nice guys' too? ' When people 'behave' out of character it was/is due to what?Provoked, stress, means to an end, conditionong, domination, jealousy, out of love?? But there are females also that are a** Holes ,, Ive lived with 2 in the last 10 years and eventualy although it was heart renching for me , i got rid ,, hurt like hell but some of us , both male and female have got to see the light of day and move on ...When they leave you by email and then call back and say it was a mistake and you give them one more chance and then the calls become none existant.

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