This might take the form of name-calling, rudeness, sarcasm or critical remarks.
In some cases, the possessive individual’s goal is to make you feel worthless and incapable of finding another relationship by damaging your self-esteem.
So if you are involved with a controlling man what should you do? Most controlling men are so insecure that, without serious counseling, they will never change. There all sorts of control, one way is to tell you they won't and can't change behaviour you think is negative for them and you.
And you end up resenting the feelings you feel knowing deep down they are insecure.
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.
She explained to him that she was talking to friends and time simply got away from her.
You end the relationship but they have to get the last word by saying they actually found someone else and fell inlove from first sight. Luckily they come across someone like me that understands their behaviour a whole lot better than them.
Regardless of the level of possessiveness, such relationships are typically unhealthy.
However, spotting a possessive relationship is not always easy. Thus, partners who see warning signs may want to look closely at the relationship, even if things seem to be going well.
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.
In some cases, possessive people might also self-injure, threaten suicide or engage in other self-destructive behaviors if you show interest in friends, family, hobbies, work or school.