It's never too late. But take a look at the men you have been with? What attracted you to them? My guess is a certain confidence.
But the lesson to learn is the difference between confidence and controlling. There's plenty of us out here who are confident enough to NOT hold you back, but support you to soar.
I'd suggest that you let men know early in your relationship that this is important to you. Controlling men will move on. They mostly want easy targets. Confident men will become even more attracted, because you had the confidence to say "this is what I want."
Good luck. It sucks to have a long run of controlling people in your life. My prayers are with you.
Good luck going forward. I had to restart my life, relationally at 50. It sucked. But I made better choices the second time, and this second chapter I am in is wonderful. I hope the same for you.
be more selective about the guys you hang out with; get to know them as friends before assuming they would make good lovers.
Low self-esteem maybe?
Why else would you go for guys who put you down?
Then perhaps you should slow down the process of dating so that you have more knowledge about a guy before dating him.
Sorry to hear this. Seems you have been unlucky and met the wrong kind of men.
Then stop trying.
you're a bit too old to get nice men