True authentic love isn’t anxious. It’s not headachy or hard. It never second guesses. It’s beautiful and loving. It’s easy and free flowing. You’re best friends and lovers. It’s wonderful and supports your well-being and the health of your family and other relationships. Although it can be hard to admit that you have a possessive partner, it is worth getting real about your relationship. Am I The Only One?
Personal space is rarely a concept that is valued in a possessive partner.
There’s a deep and dark kind of jealousy that seems to boil under the surface as they try to isolate you from spending time with your friends and family members. They get jealous whenever you meet up with a friend or family member, and you are constantly having to check in, text back and phone call even when you are out.
They might even try to sabotage your friendships and turn you against those you care about. They will not respect your need to have time, space and people in your life that are exclusively “yours.”
Your partner keeps an eye on every little thing you do to the point of stalking you. All the paranoid and controlling tendencies is just excused as undying love for you making it difficult for you to assert your opinions and feelings.
A possessive partner has a way of diminishing your self-confidence and making you feel like they are the only ones that understand you. They will play on your insecurities and may even abuse religion and use God as a way to manipulate you.
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation where a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in you, making you feel as though you don’t truly know what is best for you, causing you to question your own sanity in an attempt to destabilize you.
People who are free from possessive relationships have said they didn’t realize they were in one it until they got out. They thought they were crazy and that it was all their fault.