If a man were to complain about a woman's "controlling" family-
Tell the woman he was her children's father (ignoring the biological actively involved father) and if she disagreed tell her she needed to severe ties with those children-
If a man admitted to controlling behavior and a desire to be in control of not only his house but the homes of peripheral family members-
We would (many if not most) advise the woman to run for the hills. Even go so far as to advise getting themselves to a shelter for battered women.
Why? Because isolation and destruction or control (whatever word you chose) of another person's social interactions is a form of abuse.
Therefore, one among us must acknowledge when their own behavior is abusive, controlling and detrimental. Not only to the mental health of their partner but also to themselves.
A normal, mentally stable person does not either demand or appreciate a partner who is solely reliant on them for social and familial interaction.
And that, ladies, is my two cents.
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 4:24 PM on Dec. 14, 2012
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Answer by spiritguide_23 at 2:25 PM on Dec. 14, 2012
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