[Read: 15 subtle signs of a controlling boyfriend] If you’ve ever felt like your partner is trying to control you, even in a small way, it’s time you put a stop to it.
Controlling behavior in a relationship always has a small start somewhere.
One of the most common reasons for the downfall of a relationship is one partner’s need to control the other.
Have a few of your own achievements that you can be proud of, and you’ll feel better about yourself and get the respect of your partner.
Your partner would take you for granted only if they feel like they don’t really need you for anything.
And if you get angry, it’s a great excuse for your partner to end the conversation in a huff and walk out.
[Read: 10 tips to fight fair in a relationship and end it quickly] #3 Don’t be hasty. Their behavior may have taken years to develop and overpower them.
If he’s forgotten his shoes in the closet and you know he’s going to ask you to get it for him, step out of the room for a few minutes so he can get it himself instead of controlling you to get it for him.
[Read: 7 steps to be really happy in a relationship] #5 Remind him of similar situations.
No one likes a pushover, and they’re the kind of people who end up feeling controlled and locked in a relationship. This may sound devious, but at times, it takes looking into the mirror to understand how someone else feels.
Look for ways to control your partner for a change.
Use these tips one step at a time and let your partner see your side of the story along every step of the way. One of the easiest ways to start controlling a partner is by asking them for small favors that are never returned.