Is Your Partner Controlling You? 10 Signs to Watch Out For

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If you're in a relationship, it's essential to recognize signs of controlling behavior. This web story covers ten signs that your partner might be controlling you.

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Are you feeling suffocated and manipulated in your relationship? Are you starting to feel like your partner is controlling you? It's important to recognize the signs of a controlling partner before things get worse.


Does your partner criticize everything you do? Do they make you feel like you're never good enough? This type of behavior is a red flag for controlling behavior.

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Constant Criticism:

Does your partner make you feel guilty for spending time with friends and family? Do they insist on being with you all the time? These are signs that your partner is trying to isolate you from your support system.

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Does your partner get jealous when you talk to someone of the opposite sex? Do they accuse you of cheating or flirting, even when you're not? This type of jealousy is a sign of controlling behavior.

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Extreme Jealousy:

Does your partner control all the finances in the relationship? Do they make you ask for money or give you an allowance? Financial control is another form of controlling behavior.

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Financial Control:

Does your partner make you question your memory or reality? Do they deny things they said or did, even when you know it's true? Gaslighting is a manipulative tactic used by controlling partners.

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Does your partner demand to know who you're talking to on the phone or online? Do they read your texts or emails without your permission? Monitoring your communication is a sign of controlling behavior.

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Monitoring Your Communication: 

Does your partner threaten to harm you or themselves if you don't do what they want? Do they intimidate you with physical or emotional abuse? Threats and intimidation are signs of controlling and potentially dangerous behavior.

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Threats and Intimidation:

Does your partner blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship? Do they refuse to take responsibility for their actions? Blaming is another tactic used by controlling partners.

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Blaming You for Everything:

If you recognize any of these signs in your relationship, it's essential to seek help. Talk to a friend, family member, or professional about what you're experiencing. Remember, you deserve to be in a healthy, loving relationship, free from control and manipulation.

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