Am i dating a controlling man
As your relationship with a new person in your life has developed, you find your old friends falling away, while family members remark on how you don’t seem like yourself.
Are you losing yourself to an odd, and ultimately destructive, relationship?
Angel’s letter is only a little different: “I used to have lots of friends but my boyfriend wants all my time. Now I’m scared I’m losing most of my friends.” And Melody echoes several other letters when she says, “My boyfriend is always accusing me of coming on to other guys when we’re out. It’s gotten so I don’t want to go out any more cuz we always end up in a big fight about it.”It’s almost as if these young women are in relationships with the same guy who just zips himself into a different outer suit to appeal to the woman he’s with.
In the name of romance or commitment or love, he increasingly limits his girlfriend’s life and chips away at her self-esteem.
This is what is meant by a “controlling” boyfriend. Generally it’s because they are scared of the vulnerability that comes with loving and trusting someone.