He will ignore answering the question, and make you feel guilty for asking it. In an argument with a controlling personality, it is very difficult for him to accept defeat. If you have just lost a job, or if you are experiencing normal hormonal reactions, this is the time he will strike.
The controlling boyfriend will get more defensive, change the subject, or bring up a past occurrence, when he was, indeed, correct, in order to prove his point with the issue at hand. He wants you to feel as if life is not worth living without him.
If your boyfriend is constantly asking you to run errands, without including you as the benefactor, this is another sign of the need to feel in control. He also feels as if you should be thanking him for allowing you to do things for him.
Instead of “…pick up some soda for me.”, the request should be, “We’re out of soda. When you can finally break through the chains, and find some free time for yourself, be prepared: your controlling boyfriend will interrogate you when you return.
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This will continue as an abusive relationship, where you will be treated as an object, instead of a person.
If you are in a relationship where it seems that you have no time to yourself, chances are you have a controlling boyfriend. There is no more “girls night out” for you and your friends, unless he is with you. When you do go out, it is to an event that HE chooses.
You may not feel like going to a movie, but it is what he wants to do, for example.
He may not always be right, completely, but he is never wrong. However, a fool AND his gold have special meaning to the controlling boyfriend. It’s hard to believe, but his confidence level is actually lower than yours.
He will buy you nice jewelry, take you to expensive restaurants and maybe even offer to pay a debt of yours. This is the most upsetting trait that a controlling boyfriend can display.