Controlling Behavior

No one needs to have someone else trying to rule their lives

What is it?

A controlling behavior is an action that forces the opposite person in a relationship to be completely submissive to the abuser and his/her needs.

Could it happen to you?

Nearly 20 percent of adolescents have been in a controlling relationship. That's just one in every five relationships. This sort of thing can be overseen but even checking your phone can mean a controlling relationship has stated. Especially if you don't want him or her checking your phone.

What can you do?

If you are in a controlling relationship, talk to friends, family or a responsible adult. They will know how to asses and correct the problem and they can help you leave your partner without any permanent damage to you or your ex. It is a good idea to talk to your school counselor. They have experiance with this type and they might have some good tips to help leave the relationship.

How to know when you are in a controlling relationship