IS YOUR BOYFRIEND’S LOVE FOR YOU TURNING HIM INTO A DOMINATING AND OVERPROTECTIVE LOVER? USE THESE SIGNS TO RECOGNIZE THE TRAITS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. BY MAWEX DIALLO
An overprotective boyfriend may be deeply in love with you, and he may even care a lot about you.
But is that any excuse for him to hold your strings, dominate you and control your life?
There’s a very thin line between being overprotective-and-caring and being overprotective-and-dominating.
But almost always, overprotective and dominating behavior goes hand in hand.
If a man is overprotective, there is a very big chance that he’d also be very dominating and controlling.
He may not realize it himself.
And of course, he may not always confront you to your face!
Instead, he may have better ways to manipulate you and make you feel guilty about everything you do, until you break from the inside and start to believe that he’s right and you’re wrong… all the time!
Want to know the difference between a protective and loving boyfriend, and an overprotective and dominating boyfriend?
The dominating and possessive boyfriend/husband
Not all boyfriends or husbands try to dominate their partner intentionally. It may start off with meek pleas and childish accusations. But at some point in time, as you constantly give in because of your love for your partner, it may turn into a fight for control.
Sometimes, a dominating partner may try to use force to control you. But when a dominating guy realizes that you’re constantly resisting his control over you, he may back off for a while, only to sneakily arm-twist you just when you least expect it!
After all, a possessive and dominating guy doesn’t always have to use force to dominate you and make you believe he’s only doing something to protect you.
All he has to do is find the right circumstances to say something that’ll make you doubt yourself!
18 sure signs to know if a guy is overprotective and dominating
Not all possessive guys would try to dominate you to your face. Instead, they’d try to get to know things about you by snooping behind your back. And when they find the right occasion to hurt you or hit you in a soft spot, they behave like the nicest guys in the world and try to convince you about how they’re right, and how the whole world is against you!
You may never see the signs for several months, until you feel isolated and weak, and totally reliant on your man. And then, someday *too late*, you may just start to realize that the world isn’t all bad, and it’s just your man who was turning you against everyone else because he wanted to dominate you and have you all for himself!
Read these 18 signs of a possessive and subtly dominating guy, and ask yourself if you see any of these signs in your own relationship. And once you realize how you’re being tricked into isolation and submission by your *sweet and charming* boyfriend, start pushing him back and reclaim the control over your life before you lose it all to his whims and games.
#1 He’s snoopy. He eavesdrops on your conversations with your friends, when you’re talking over the phone, texting, or reading your emails. Sometimes, you may even catch him scanning your phone’s call logs. And at other times, he may confront you with your phone bill and ask you to explain why you’ve been calling a particular friend so much!