Dating after a controlling relationship
Not only has it been abused, the sociopath relied on your trusting nature to use you for whatever they wanted.You probably ignored ‘red flags’ that were shouting and yelling at you ‘this is wrong’ ‘run’….The wild thing was that he saw nothing wrong with his requirements and even stated that he had once struggled with perfectionism, but had overcome it. His list reminds me of something author Patricia Evans wrote.In The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Evans says that an abusive man creates an ideal world that does not exist by forming an image of the perfect woman.The following is a list of red flags for you to notice and pay attention to when dating someone or beginning a new relationship.Some of them are indicators that the relationship may become abusive.
The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you are dating an abuser.
Most of all, she must be submissive like his pastor instructed him.
Within minutes after reading his list, my "abusive man" detector started blinking wildly.
We need to trust others, to be able to have a healthy normal relationship.
When you have been in a relationship with a sociopath, there is no doubt that your trust has been abused.
But just to make sure that my suspicions were correct, I asked him a few questions.