Is there anything worse than a controlling girlfriend? If you can’t poop without asking, it might be time to move along and find freedom.
I am just going to put it out there. Almost all guys think they have a controlling girlfriend. Written in our culture is the notion that men are wild creatures needing to be tamed. Women were sent to tame them. But, that is just folklore for most couples.
There is a difference between a girlfriend’s natural tendency to nurture and care and the need to control. If you feel smothered and can’t seem to do anything on your own without her say-so, it might be time to move along.
30 behaviors that scream controlling girlfriend
You can’t be in a relationship that feels more like an obligation. That isn’t any way to live. Regardless if she really controls you or not, if it feels wrong, it probably is. I will warn you though, most girls have some controlling tendencies, it is hard-wired into us.
So, before you throw it away, think about if she really controls you or you just aren’t ready for a relationship right now. That way you decide to grow up or let it go.
#1 You wouldn’t dare utter the words “guy’s night.” Guy’s night is like a curse word in your relationship. She knows that you will drink too much, swear too much, and be without her too much. That is way too much freedom for you to handle. She does you a favor! [Read: How to stop being manipulated in a relationship]
#2 She not only tells you what to wear, but she also lays it out for you on the bed. Not only does she buy your clothes and tell you what to wear, but when you can’t get it right, she resorts to laying things out for you on the bed. [Read: The 15 signs your girlfriend is insane]
#3 A controlling girlfriend needs to know your whereabouts every second of the day. When you come home, you best know all your actions, because she needs a recount. And she isn’t above checking up just to make sure.
#4 If you talk to another girl you know there will be hell to pay. She has eyes everywhere. So, you know better than to talk to another girl. Like a spy camera, all it takes is for someone to say, “Hey, I saw your boyfriend talking to ___ on Friday” for a huge fight to ensue.
#6 She corrects your grammar. Just like a kid, when you say something in improper English, she not only lets you know, she isn’t above correcting you in front of the crowd. Your poor speaking is reflects badly on her.
#7 “Did you brush your teeth today?” and other basic questions are asked. Like you are a two-year-old… She’s just making sure.
#8 She restricts what you can and can’t eat. She’s decided you’re a vegan, don’t you know. You used to love bacon and cheeseburgers now they are off limits.
#9 The controlling girlfriend reteaches you how to fold things out of the laundry. You’re doing it all wrong. There is a right way to do things, and it ain’t your way.
#15 All decisions are funneled through her, like all. Before you answer, you make sure that you ask about anything.
#16 No feet on the coffee table. No shoes in the house, no dogs, no feet on the couch, coasters are mandatory, hang your jacket on the hook, put your shoes in the shoe bin, and for God’s sakes, make sure that you put the salt back where it belongs after you use it.
#17 The only answer that works is “Yes, dear.” Otherwise shit is going to get serious quick.
#19 Holidays are spent with her family, yours no longer exists. Forget your parents. You don’t need them anyway.
#20 First sign of putting on a little weight, and you are ordered off to the gym. She has no problem controlling even your weight. Hit the gym, fatty!
#21 She sets your career goals for you, get on it will you! Bills ain’t going to pay themselves! If you will eventually support her and the kids she has already named, land a sweet job.
#22 You have a joint opinion, and it is hers. There is only one choice to make.
#23 Everything you do she undoes and does the right way—hers. You can’t do anything right, not even a thanks for trying. And, she doesn’t wait until you aren’t looking, she redoes it in front of you. Next time you know better.