He’s convinced that family, friends or strangers ‘have it in’ for him or are deliberately trying to annoy him.
He gets into angry confrontations, behaves aggressively or is constantly vigilant for signs that you’re ‘siding’ with others.
I was super-excited about the programs I was looking into and thought my boyfriend would be thrilled to see me so happy.
Instead, he told me he didn't support me going back to school because if I got a degree I might eventually make more money than him, which apparently 'isn't how it's supposed to be.'"If you can't drive his car, make dinner reservations or walk your dog without him overseeing your every move, he's officially gone from protective to overbearing.
After teaching me how to hold my silverware, he told me that he wanted me to eat the 'British way' for the remainder of dinner."Controlling men have a way of isolating women from their gal pals.
It could be that he refuses to accompany you on group outings with your friends, or that he demands to know where and with whom you are at all times.
he calls to check up on you and say hi, and takes care of all of the arrangements for your night out.
But is he prince charming or a closet control freak?
While these red flags may not be deal-breakers, we suggest you proceed with awareness.
He controls you by dictating who you can speak to or by being overly clingy and needing constant reassurance.
A study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London found that paranoia is surprisingly common, with one person in three in the UK regularly suffering paranoid or suspicious fears.
Alcohol, cocaine and cannabis can fuel jealousy and paranoia.
Childhood trauma, abuse or neglect can make it difficult for someone to trust others. Could you change and learn to live with your partner’s controlling behaviour and still be happy?