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he phrase “love is blind” couldn’t be truer. When you’re infatuated with somebody, you see what you want to see and ignore the maybe not-so-great parts of who they are. And the notion that true love means to be accepting of your partner’s best and worst qualities complicates things further. The line between accepting abuse and being tolerant of their flaws is especially blurred in the eyes of someone dangerously in love. They might see a partner being over-controlling as a way of him or her showing how much they love them. But the truth is, a relationship that’s unbalanced in any form is an unhealthy one.
It also doesn’t matter whether or not your significant other is asserting power over you based on their own insecurities. It is not your job to make them feel secure about themselves. You can absolutely do your part as a loving partner to help, but their doubts will almost always overpower your efforts. If you’re unsure whether your partner is controlling, see these nine signs ahead.