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Controlling Relationships

Break Free Of A Controlling Partner: 7 Steps To Independence

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

If you can bolster your support and learn from the challenges, then your second--or even seventh--attempt may be the one that sticks. And that could change your life--truly.

If You're In A Relationship With A Control Freak, Do This

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.28.2017 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I recently escaped from a control freak friendship. It wasn't unlike a short-lived romance -- fun in the beginning and then the issues start popping up, like weeds in a summer garden.

Are You 'Nice' or Are You Loving?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Being nice often means being inauthentic. It can be a form of control -- attempting to control how the other person feels about you or how they respond to you.

Stay Mindful When Others Crave Control

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

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.