Have you ever been in a relationship where, for some foggy reason, you keep doing things you don’t want to do? You’re likely in a relationship with a control freak. Whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, boss or, well, even your spouse, having somebody control you kills intimacy.
I firmly believe the desire to control another person comes from one place: Fear. Most controlling people have no idea they’re controlling at all. I certainly didn’t. And I was most definitely a control freak.
If you want to read more about how controlling tendencies can kill a relationship, download Chapter 8 from my book Scary Close below. The chapter is called Control Freak. Mine and Betsy’s story may be hauntingly familiar to yours. And yet there’s hope. There’s plenty you can do about it.