Hi, i’m patti german and i’m a licensed marriage and family therapist here in new york city. In this clip, we’re going to talk about warning signs of a controlling relationship. It’s very difficult to maintain a relationship when you’re feeling very controlled by your partner. And the first indication is that you start to not feel safe, and you don’t feel good about yourself when you are around your partner. Controlling is out of insecurity. So I think the first thing to understand is when you’re starting to feel controlled by.

Your partner, that there may be something going on with him or her, and to maybe sit down and try to talk together as to what might be bothering your partner. Controlling is, again, it’s about insecurity and the inability to let your partner just be free to be who they are for fear of being, of losing. Underneath, controlling is a really deep fear of being left alone. So the desire to hold on and control and tell somebody how to dress, how to act, how to be, overwhelms and takes over. This is Patti German in New York City.

Marriage Relationship Advice Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Hi, i’m patti german and i’m a licensed marriage and family therapist here in new york city. In this clip, we’re going to talk about signs of an unhealthy relationship. I think the most important sign of an unhealthy relationship is not being able to talk to your partner in a calm way. It’s always yelling or dreading seeing the other person. So, an unhealthy relationship stems from not being understood, not being spoken to, not feeling loved. Feeling disregarded, belittled, unimportant, and the signs of an unhealthy relationship can be.

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