How to Recognize Power and Control Creeping Into Any Relationship


My thoughts on how abuse of power and control can go almost unseen in relationships. Over on The Good Men Project.

One day, you’ve given up all your power in your relationship, and you’re left wondering how it happened. This is how.

Abusive relationships come in many variations. Some are very explicit. They may include physical abuse or intense verbal abuse. While the activities may be hidden from the public, once they are seen it is hard to deny what is happening.

There are also much subtler abusive relationships. These are relationships that can make a person lose their sense of who they are,  and cause them to question their own behaviors, even their sanity. This abuse involves exerting power and control in very subtle ways.

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