60 Controlling Relationship Quotes To Help You Move On

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What is a controlling relationship? A controlling relationship is one where one partner dominates the other in an unhealthy, self-serving manner. This control may physical, mental, emotional where controlling people seek power over others by reducing their partners confidence and stature.

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You may have a controlling boyfriend/husband or wife/girlfriend who dominates you and wants things his/her way. There are various signs and red flags which you ignore on a regular basis. These may include manipulation, abusive behavior, anger issues, cheating, and many other signs which might give you a clear picture.

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Controlling Relationship Quotes

  1. “He who angers you, controls you.”

  2. “If you want real control, drop the illusion of control.”


  3. “There is only one thing you can control in a relationship: yourself.”


  4. “Don’t let someone change who you are, to become what they need.”                                     

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  5. “Just a note to all guys out there, it’s not cute to be a controlling boyfriend.”


  6. “True love is built on free will and free choice, not control and manipulation.”                                                                                                                                             

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    Controlling Relationship Quotes Images

  7. “People who feel the need to control others, don’t have control over themselves.”


  8. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.”


  9. “Sometimes we refuse to see how bad something is until it completely destroys us.”


  10. “Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it.”                                                                                                                                               

    Controlling Relationship Quotes
    Controlling Relationship Quotes

  11. “A women should never invest in a relationship she wouldn’t want for her daughter.”


  12. “Controlling someone can give you temporary satisfaction but you’ll lose them forever.”


  13. “Controlling parents will always assume their children are their property they can possess.”


  14. “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens


  15. “I thoughts she portrayed what it was like to be the victim of a diabolical controlling husband.”


  16. “It is suffocating to stay in a relationship where your partner always want to control your actions.”                                                                                                                   

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    Controlling Relationship Quotes Pictures

  17. “Verbal abuse is much more than physical abuse because you are consumed by your own thoughts.”


  18. “Woman want a man who is in control, but not a man who is controlling. There’s a difference.” – JmStorm


  19. “Relationship Killers: Insecurity. Trust issues. Facebook. Jealousy. Lack of communications. Assumptions.”


  20. “An abusive relationship should be easy to identify though often one of the most difficult to end.” – Desmond Tutu


  21. “A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.” – Mandy Hale


  22. “She didn’t leave you for making too many mistakes, she left because you made the same mistake, too many times.”


  23. “A true relationship is someone who accepts your past, supports your present, loves you and encourages your future!”


  24. “I’m not someone who can be controlled. I want someone who will watch me do my thing and be like, “That’s my girl!””


  25. “When it comes to relationships, less control, more freedom. It’s all about trust. If there’s no trust There’s no connection.”


  26. “If he makes you lose your family, lose your friends, lose your confidence, lose your self-esteem, then you need to lose him.”


  27. “A good test of a relationship is how a person responds to the word ‘no’. Love respects ‘no’ control does not.” – Henry Cloud                                                                       

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  28. “Never control him… let him do what he wants so you can see what he rather do. His actions will show how much he respects you.”


  29. “Domestic violence causes the loss of one’s self. It’s the reconnection to and redefining of one’s self that takes some time to figure out.”


  30. “Use disappointment and frustration to motivate you rather than annoy you. Be mindful. You are in control of the way you respond to life.”


  31. “It’s sad seeing girls in a relationship with a controlling boyfriend because I was in that position once and I’m so much more happy single.”


  32. “Such a disappointment when you defend someone for so long thinking they are different and they turn out to be just like what everyone said.”


  33. “Dear love, you are too dominant. Too controlling. I can’t even have a dinner date with my mind without you getting jealous.” – Daquan Henry


  34. “Toxic relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless, but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated.”


  35. “A person who never learned to trust confuses intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security.” – Patrick Carnes, Psychiatrist


  36. “It’s never pretty when you leave an abusive and controlling relationship. The warden always protests when the prison gets shut-down.” – Steve Maraboli


  37. “Abusers control, manipulate and make you feel like you are the one with the problem. Stand up, speak out and take back your life. You are not to blame.”                                                                                                                                                       

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  38. “If there is someone in your life that you can’t speak the truth to, and you walk on eggshells to avoid upsetting them, you are being controlled or manipulated.”


  39. “Suffocating relationship is like a bad investment. No matter how much you put into it you’ll never get anything out of it. Find someone that’s worth investing in.”


  40. “No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch. Karma will do it’s work.”


  41. “Love doesn’t isolate. If you have to cut off good friends and family to please your partner, you’re not in a relationship. That’s slavery. A person only isolates you so they can control you.”


  42. “Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.” – Darlene Ouimet


  43. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho


  44. “If you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.” – Michelle Obama


  45. “He doesn’t have to hit you for it to be abuse. He can manipulate, belittle, humiliate, curse, blame, scream, ridicule, disrespect, and try to control you… Abuse gets worse over time. Get help now!”


  46. “Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships- in other words, in families- the last place we would want or expect to find violence.” – Leslie Morgan Steiner


  47. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber, ‘Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul’


  48. “Well, I went through some emotionally and mentally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady.”


  49. “I can’t control your behavior; nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli


  50. “Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” – Nicholas Sparks


  51. “Just because a person doesn’t put hands on you, that doesn’t mean they aren’t abusive. Abuse is control, blatant disrespect, and also hurtful words. Don’t settle for emotional abuse thinking it’s ok because it’s not physical.”


  52. “And if I could make you understand one truth, it would be this. Someone who manipulates your feelings through guilt isn’t loving you. That’s an attempt to control you. And that has nothing to do with love.” – JmStorm


  53. “When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will seem unfair but rise above it, trusting that others will eventually see the truth, just as you did.” – Jill Blakeway


  54. “A healthy relationship is not about taking responsibility for one another’s problems or in controlling one another’s emotions, but rather about each partner supporting the other in their individual growth and in solving their own problems.”                                                                                                                                         

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  55. “Today I will stop trying to control my relationships. I will participate at a reasonable level and let the other person do the same. I can let go, knowing that the relationship will find its own life-or not- and that I don’t have to do all the work, only my share.”


  56. “Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two – love and controlling power over the other person – are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.” – Rob Bell


  57. “Controlling people often demean or criticize others as a means of building themselves up and appearing superior and in control. In fact, a controlling person is easy to spot from the constant monologue about how rotten, stupid, evil, ridiculous, annoying, etc. Everyone else is (presumably they’re never any of these things)”


  58. “Abusive relationships are characterized by control games, violence, jealousy and withholding emotional contact. An emotionally abusive man is harder to pin-point and a skilled, abusive man can easily make you think you aren’t good enough or that everything is your fault. It is just as difficult to recover from emotional abuse as it is from physical abuse.”


  59. “Stop telling yourself you can fix him. He’s been this way for a long, long time and he doesn’t intend to change. Don’t be a sacrificial lamb on the altar of his rage. Don’t play the martyr to his hate. You can never save someone by letting them destroy you. That’s not love, it’s relational suicide. Save yourself instead. Get out while there’s still time.” – John Mark Green


  60. “If you are in an abusive relationship, establishing boundaries may not be possible, as assertiveness in sharing your boundaries may not be even safe. And because the other person has a distinct agenda of controlling or even hurting you – you’ll just get laughed at – if you try to voice your limits. You may need to consider leaving that relationship safely.” – Dr. Margaret Rutherford


  61. “The more chances you give someone the less respect they’ll star to have for you. They will begin to ignore the standards that you’ve set because they’ll know another chance will always be given. They’re not afraid to lose you because they know no matter what you won’t walk away. They get comfortable with depending on your forgiveness. Never let a person get comfortable disrespecting you.”


  62. “You think you can change a guy, that he’ll be different with you, that you’ll finally be the one to tame him… and before you know it, you’re alone in your underwear at nine o’clock on a Saturday night, crying to Adele songs, eating ice cream straight from the gallon, and wondering what the hell is the matter with you that you fell for such a goddamned man-child after he explicitly warned you not to.” – Julie Johnson


  63. “Don’t argue with controlling people. They think they are authorities in everything, even in your life. They always have to be right. You could present them with a silver lined platter of evidence that they are wrong about something, and they won’t see it, because they can’t ever be wrong and things can’t go any other way but theirs. They would rather throw out a relationship than to ever have to admit they are wrong.”


  64. “Survivors often develop an exaggerated need for control in their adult relationships. It’s the only way they feel safe. They also struggle with commitment – saying yes in a relationship means being trapped in yet another family situation where abuse might take place. So the survivor panics as her relationship gets closer, certain that something terrible is going to happen. She pulls away, rejects, or tests her partner all the time.” – Laura Davis


  65. “That’s why we need a friend whom we’ve given permission to tell us like it is—no matter what. Even if we refuse to listen at first, we all need a friend who will tell us when were neglecting our family for work. A friend who will say something when our spending gets out of control. A friend who will challenge us to do more than just come to church a few weekends a month. A friend who will question a new relationship were beginning.” – Kyle Idleman


  66. “Love shouldn’t be exhausting. It shouldn’t leave you feeling stressed out, less than, and unappreciated. Love is supposed to be free, natural, a release from the monotony and routine of life. Love won’t leave you drained, it won’t leave you depressed, lost, or distraught. Love is a healer, love is a friend, love is a protector. Love isn’t easy, it’s a challenge, but when it’s good, it’s a treasure. Real love won’t break you, it will build you. It will bring out the best in you.” – Robert Hill Sr.


  67. “She was gone then in a flurry of bonnet ribbons and clicking slippers. I turned, paying no attention to where I went, wishing the city would swallow me, conscious now of the hunger rising to overtake reason. I was almost loath to put an end to it. I needed to let the lust, the excitement blot out all consciousness, and I thought of the kill over and over and over, walking slowly up this street and down the next, moving inexorably towards it, saying, It’s a string which is pulling me through the labyrinth.” – Anne Rice

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