Having a healthy relationship is something that many aspire to obtain. Being able to share your deepest and darkest secrets with the person you love without holding back is a great feeling to have. Unfortunately, though, not everyone gets to experience that type of relationship. In some cases, the relationship that you’re in can be more trouble than it’s worth and more toxic than you may even realize. And that’s especially the case if you’re in a relationship with a controlling partner.
“Being conscious, present and mindful of what’s taking place in your relationship is difficult because we tend to be blinded by love or the idea of being in a relationship,” Celeste Viciere, LMHC – author and host of Celeste The Therapist Podcast – told INSIDER. “Work on not allowing love to blind your judgment, and keep an eye out for any controlling behavior.”
Since it may be difficult to spot, here are 10 signs that you should keep an eye out for in your relationship.