Is Someone Too Controlling? 10 Questions to Ask
Rachel: “He’s so controlling! I can’t even go out with friends or he gets mad. Should I be concerned about this or does this mean that he really loves me?”
Barb: “You should be concerned! Someone who gets upset when you go out with friends is controlling. Why does he want to isolate you like that? That is not healthy!”
Barb is right. Anyone who is easily angered when you spend time with friends is walking the fine line between control and abuse. Controlling people want you under their thumb and doing things their way. The root of this is insecurity and codependency in a relationship. And the problem is that when someone is controlling, it can escalate to abuse.
So what are the warning signs of a controlling person in a relationship? Ask these 10 questions.