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Signs Of A Controlling Spouse


A few of the most common signs of a controlling spouse may include honest answers to the following question

To discover the signs of a controlling spouse you must first realize what constitutes abuse. Abuse takes on many forms. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse and psychological abuse are among the most prevalent forms. Abusers will find endless ways to manipulate, demean, lie, exploit and control. The largest number of abusers are male, and only recently we have become aware of this problem also happening amongst women. 

A few of the most common signs of a controlling spouse may include honest answers to the following questions

  1. Are you living in constant fear always looking for ways to avoid being near your spouse?
  2. Have you ever been slapped, had your hair pulled, been punched, tripped or choked?
  3. Does your mate make you feel worthless or no good in front of his friends or when you are in public places?
  4. Are you constantly being told that you are worthless or no good, to the point that you feel that nothing you do is right?
  5. Does your mate always want to know where you are going, who you are on the phone with, and constantly monitoring your every minute you are on the internet?
  6. Are you denied access to the family finances and have to account for every penny you spend?
  7. Have you ever been threatened with death or severe physical harm?
  8. Are you forced into questionable sexual acts or forced to have sex when you don’t want it?
  9. Do your friends and family notice these signs of your controlling spouse?
  10. Are you denied access to the family car, or do you constantly have to ask for permission to go anywhere?

Most violence in the family is spousal, physically hurting the opposite spouse by raping, torturing or beating. Other family members can also fall victim to abusers, This can include  the elderly, mentally and physically challenged and children. Most victims of abuse do not realize they are being abused. They are under the impression that their partner’s behavior is normal.

These are only a few of the signs of a controlling spouse, Abuse take on many forms. If any apply to your situation you should seek immediate help. Inform your family of your situation, consult an attorney and report physical abuse with your family doctor. Don’t give in to the intimidation get out of these situations as quickly as you can.

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