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Control Freaks

Saying Goodbye to My Former Best Friends

Allison Hudson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I had no idea that getting sober would allow me the opportunity to not be a bitch or a control freak, but it has. I came into the rooms of recovery to clean up. I had no idea of all the positive changes that seem to be common side effects of recovery.

A Reminder To Stop Forcing Life And To Start Living It

Akirah Robinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Here's a novel idea: perhaps life isn't about getting what we want, when we want it, especially since our awareness is often so limited. Perhaps life is meant to be lived, not forced.

Let's Throw a Funeral

Fredrica Duke | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Fredrica Duke

I am an infamous control freak. I would even like to control everything from the other side. I dictate plans to my husband all the time about my fantasy funeral. Then I test him.

3 Things That King Joffrey Teaches Us About Reptilian Leadership

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Judith Orloff MD

Reptilian seduction is tough to break out of. For such people, success will always depend on being stronger, bigger, better and richer.

Let Go and Let Bjork

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

The first thing I noticed when I entered her West Hollywood studio was the poster of Bjork's Vespertine album cover filigreeing in the kitchen. This poster told me a lot about her as personal Bjork preferences reveal everything about one's character.

WATCH: Iyanla's Advice For Parents Trying To Control Their Adult Children

OWN | Posted 08.23.2013 | OWN

In an upcoming episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," parents Traci and Andre ask spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for her help in "fixing" their two ad...

Love More By Caring... Less

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck How do you get your nearest and dearest to change their behavior? Simple: Stop giving a damn what they do, says Martha Beck. ...

The Good, the Bad and the Overbearing

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

I have always attracted bullies and overbearing people, maybe because I've never been afraid to do battle with them. I ride buses in New York City on a daily basis, and it seems to be a setting that attracts overbearing people, perhaps because everyone is trapped with them.

6 Ways To Avoid Bridesmaid Bitterness

Carey Gordon | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weddings
Carey Gordon

Brides-to-be, unless you believe in the evil spirits/lucky marriage scenario, I say it's time to break the rules! Instead of dragging your maids to a shop to try on matching numbers, try some of these options.

How To Deal With A Control Freak

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

When you mindfully deal with control freaks, you can free yourself from their manipulations. Knowing how they operate will let you choose how to interact with them.

Stay Mindful When Others Crave Control

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

What should we do when we have to live or work with people whose controlling behaviors impose on us? It's a good question -- in fact, a question that several HP readers posed.