Insecurity, I guess. Sometimes its their religious upbringing. They are usually guys who can't handle the unknown and life is full of unknowns. They are brought up to believe that they can actually control everything...they probably had very little experience with nature. Change and uncertainty frightens them and they overcompensate by controlling their immediate environment, which unfortunately, includes you. It is very unlikely that he is going to change at his age. Most guys would not refuse a woman when she initiates sex, they usually welcome it. That is a red flag right there. It could be that you are not the only woman in his life too. Sometimes a guy will control the stable woman in his life and look for more spontaneous activity with other women. At any rate, it does not look likely that you are going to have a satisfactory relationship with this man. I would consider leaving and looking for someone who appreciates you as you are instead of trying to control and change you.
we men are not to smart when it comes to relationships
most are at least the ones i ynow
I think men are not accustomed to expressing themselves emotionally.
i am one
yep if men could talk about things instead of keeping it to themsevles, then us women would not have to gusse at what they are thinking...
Speak for yourself.
Sounds like a control freak. Women can be the same way with men too. I think if you can live like that and you love him enough to accept all his flaws then stay. But if you don't see yourself like this in a couple years, you should go.
a lot of men like power and control, they are the a-holes of the world...
For the same reason women try to control men in relationships - insecurity.
Insecurity breeds fear. I do that sometimes when I feel I'm not in control.
...and power. In the person's case who asked this question, she admits loving him despite the horrible treatment. Manipulation at its best and it has worked. She needs to end it for her own happiness. Women are just as bad as men with this, but in different ways as our sexes respond differently to each other.
I agree completely!
Men try to control everything. Not just women. Don't waste time trying to figure out "WHY" just try to find some way to cope with their contolling tendencies.
They want to be that way!!!
You can't change a man (or a woman). Please don't advise her down that path of misery. She recognized the controlling person who he is. She has a choice to live with it or leave it. I am not usually so black & white on things, but on this topic I have seen far too many people hurt trying to make their partner into something he/she is not.
I couldn't agree more. We can only change ourselves (hopefully for the better) and for those who choose to not improve, well, that's their choice.
I do think you may be involved with an emotionally abusive man. If you are not happy then you need to end this relationship. It doesn't get better, it only gets worse. Please trust me. Love should feel empowering and free. You should feel better about yourself and the world if you are with a good guy. I believe you should end it and find someone who is worthy of your love.
You are so very welcome, it was my pleasure. You are a very brave and intelligent woman and you are doing the absolute right thing in not contacting him. I would suggest not calling, texting or seeing him. He tells you he has thinking to do hey? All that means is that he is hoping you will come running after him, begging him to return. Wait for him to initiate contact with you and when he does tell him you have also been thinking and that you have decided to end it. Be very firm and curt with him, do not allow him to play on your sympathies, and please do not agree to see him again. As far as his stuff goes, try to arrange for a friend to drop them off at his place.
You are very brave and are likely saving yourself from a future filled with pain and disappointment. Love will come again, you will be ok. Your soul mate is waiting for you. Bless your heart and good luck! I am here for you if you need support or advice.
Take care, Jane
That is so very right SoulCaliber," controlling behavior easily slides into abusive behavior"...I love it! Very well said.
Hello again Silvermane!
There is a very good chance he will contact you again, in fact right now he is likely going crazy wondering why you are not running after him and begging to get him back ( yes guys can not stand to be rejected.)
If however you have not heard from him in say 4 weeks then for sure the relationship is over and you can do what ever you want with his stuff. If he does not contact you, then it is done. He knows it and you know it. Count yourself lucky and move on to someone worthy of your precious, awesome self. If he does contact you and Im sure he will then you get to dump his *** and move on, either way you get to lose the loser and open yourself up so your true soulmate can find you.
Take care, jane
You can't name the title men and then you're just talking about your boyfriend.<br />
Do not place other men in the category when the problem is, you give reigns to a man. You allow yourself to be dominated. The only control a person has over you is what YOU give them. <br />
So if you love him then you must be satisfied with the treatment. Because you can find a love that is of equal balance but you must ask yourself is that what you truly want.<br />
I have heard this before. A woman complains of a man dominating. Leaves him. Meets the man she has described as the man of her dreams, only to return back to the dominating boyfriend. So be honest with yourself. It's ok. If you two are having an argument, it will work out.<br />
But to just lump all men into one category because you ALLOW them to do it to you, then that's no ones fault but your own.
many men are not controling in the beginning... its just after a while they seem to act like its their right to control the female
The only control men can have is what the female has decided to give.
We like to be the alpha, were almost always block out the emotion, but it sounds like he may have some intimacy issues, try to work around it without mentioning it too much
Women do the same things for the same reasons, mistrust, or trying to perfect your partner if who your with isn't good enough, find someone who better suites your needs simple right relationships are supposed to better quality of life not turn it to hell idk why ppl drag themselves thru **** for love because in reality there is always something better!
My relationship of four years ended several months, not by me but my ex. When I did research on narcissistic personalities, I realized he had all of the traits mentioned in the article. He withdrew affections and anything I wanted to control and manipulate my behavior. Even knowing this about him, I found it hard to break free. I prayed about it and finally he broke up with me because he did not get what he wanted from me ( money, gifts and praise, etc). I still feel drawn to him at times but I know this was an unhealthy relationship and it is best that I not be in it. Get out as soon as you can.
Give it a shot and just let him pull his thoughts together. When your trying to get him to discuss his feelings never say you. Always start off saying when this happens I feel this way. When you start saying " you" you make him feel like your blaming him or putting him down in some way and men have eagles that are hard to mend once they've been broken. Not to mention we as women should stroke our men's eagle every now and again. Now if the situations get out off control or where your becoming down and start blaming yourself I would do what you feel is best for yourself.
I have been in a relationship with a man for almost two years. Last November he recieved a nude picture from a girl he worked with, then proceeded to play a whole bunch of mind games with me, and after that kept lying to me about what he was doing<br />
he signed up for justhookup.com, then he tells me that I need to do all of these things to fix our relationship? I'm relatively confused. He said the website was just a fantasy thing, but he was very desc<x>riptive in what he said to other women and knew exactly what he wanted, even went as far as to say he was single. Any suggestions, he works at a convenient store and gets mad if you ask him to better himself.
In any team/community, especially families, the males are assumed to be the leaders. "With great power comes great responsibility" once said the comic writer Stan Lee. Most humans do not realize this simple truth. I would add to this that most teams operate most efficiently with a leader.
a man should never just "assume" he is the leader in a relationship. & a relationship isn't a team, it's a PARTNERSHIP.
just because a woman is in a relationship, it shouldn't mean she has to give up her freedom & be treated like a child. some women are ok with this, but i think you'll find yourself very lonely if you're always trying to dominate them.
why men control women is so they have the women how they want her where she cant do any thing with out them saying yes and that women cant do what they want and that the men exept us to do what they say and when they say and its sorry when men are controlling like that