One of the most trying situations in a relationship occurs when your partner wishes to control every aspect of your life. Unfortunately by the time you realize that a partner is a control freak, you are already in a full-fledged relationship. Here are however a few signs which could put you wise to your partner’s controlling behavior and thus help you take the right decisions in a relationship.

Clingy behavior

An abusive relationship is possibly the worst kind of situation anyone can get caught in his/her personal life. Part of the reason why it is so difficult to get out of is that abuse comes in various forms – while some like physical violence is easy to take not of, others like verbal abuse are less straightforward. If your partner keeps flinging hurtful remarks and accusations at you, he/she is likely verbally abusive and here are some things you can consider.

What is verbal abuse?

Despite the potential for destruction, psychologists consider anger to be a normal and even healthy human emotion - it is anger after all which primes you to meet and overcome threats to your well-being. It is only when anger gets out of control that it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships and in the overall quality of your life. If this is has been happening all too often, it may be time to look through a few anger management techniques which will help you to control your anger and express it in a positive way.

It is not always easy to tell when a partner becomes too suspicious – especially in the early part of a relationship. Certain acts like asking who you have been hanging out with or who you were talking to on the phone can be mistakenly construed as a strong concern and deep longing for your company. However down the line, such behavior becomes irritating and unbearable not to mention invasive and even emotionally abusive. So if you feel your partner is overly suspicious of you, here are few things you can try out.

It is not about you

Latest medical advances have ensured that being diagnosed with cancer need no longer be equated with a death sentence. And yet several cancers are still incurable while being treated for the curable ones can overwhelm both the patient and his/her family. So here are a few tips on how you can support a spouse who is battling cancer and at the same time save your marriage from falling apart.

Let it sink in

Video games have become immensely popular since they offer a way to compete and win without going through the hassles of playing a real-life game. Sometimes players play against actual opponents as in live internet games, but more often it involves playing against your own self so that the desire to know how much you can achieve, eventually becomes addictive. However when a family member or partner begins to spend more time on the console rather than on real-life pleasures and responsibilities, then you know you have a problem.

Having a loving family is one of the greatest blessings in life. A spouse who loves kids as much as you do and gives them his attention is perhaps all that a wife and mom can ask for. And yet what if he is overly involved in the children and you feel left out?  Here are a few things to consider when your husband pays more attention to your children and ignores you.

As an individual goes through life, there are all kinds of relationships he/she enters into. Parents, partner and children are some of the most important among these which is why their mutual dynamics can greatly impact a person’s happiness. So if your husband and parents don’t get along, it is a far from perfect situation but fortunately there are a few things you can do to soothe ruffled feathers all around.

Divest yourself of any guilt

Many men still think they live in times when doing housework was solely a woman’s job. While division of labor may have had its advantages centuries ago, with women now forming a significant part of the labor force, it is a physically impossible for wives to do it all. So here are a few things you can do when your husband does not help around the house and leaves you to take care of everything.

Being an expert at making small talk is no small matter. While some people seem to have a flair for this conversational art, the good news is that the basics can be learnt and you definitely get better at it with practice. Here are a few tips on how to make small talk and reap big rewards, socially or professionally.


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