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Obsessive partners

These ones are another kind of mischance.

Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats a partner who is really into you. A partner interested in every detail of your welfare is fantastic but borderline is when he is becoming too interested in your every detail.

I get, your partner wants to spend every waking moment with you but if this is infringing your productivity or happiness, it sure is a sign you don’t want to ignore.

It is not bad to want to be in control of happenings/situations in your life and as a matter of fact, knowing you have or are in control of your relationship can be a morale booster, a push on self-esteem but when your partner becomes dominantly manipulative and controlling, it is only a matter of time before you lose yourself in that relationship.

Obsessive partners are controlling and very manipulative. They want to be the final say, scratch that, they want to be the only say in the relationship. They don’t take no for an answer. It’s either their way or their way. They pressure you till you cave in.

You know what happens with controlling behaviour, it fasts degenerates into emotional abuse.

Let’s be real, most violent partners/relationships don’t start out being outrightly violent. There are usually the telltale signs.These are the signs that you need to look out for.

It is okay to get jealous. I mean, who doesn’t get sweaty palms with threats? However, extreme and excessive jealousy is very dangerous.

Excessive jealousy is when your partner has a constant conversation in their head that you are cheating or will cheat and so puts extreme and dehumanizing measures in place to curb this.

Wait, isn’t love supposed to be accompanied with trust?

Trust is fundamental in a relationship. Excessively jealous partners don’t have this. They think their spouses are so vulnerable, they can cheat with anybody. They suffer so much insecurity, it is limiting their reasoning.

Another thing an obsessive partner does is help or mandates you to cut ties with your loved one.

This is very dangerous.

They try to pull off all plugs that may be your succour should there be a fall out.

They are sometimes harsh and brash in their approach of severing ties or they may subtly orchestrate ways to let these loved ones go.

They are skilled in manipulation so this is no feat at all.

How do they achieve this? They make you feel guilty. You eat and drink guilt. You never give them enough attention they say. They make it seem like the love they have for you is so overwhelming, they can’t live without you.

Messed up reasoning? Yup! Their reasoning is not only messed up, they mess with yours too.

Your self-esteem begins to dwindle till you lose touch with reality.

Experts manipulators they are!

If your relationship is not in its early stages where infatuation is allowed to some extent, you may want to check out what those extreme traits you noticed in your partner is about.

Author: Siju Yusuf