Every healthy relationship comes with the expectation of being able to make compromises, but what about when your partner starts controlling every aspect of your life?
One woman recently went on "The Dr. Phil Show" to sort out her issues with her fiancé, but the session revealed a disturbing truth about their relationship that doesn't seem to bode well for their future.
Josh and Rebecca are engaged and have a daughter with another baby on the way. Josh says he loves almost everything about Rebecca, but that he won't marry her until she makes very specific changes.
“I love her size, her height, she’s perfectly proportioned. She’s a strong gal. She can pick up two bags of potatoes instead of one. Physically, Rebecca is the perfect woman. Mentally, she is not,” Josh said.
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What's so wrong about her, you ask? Well, according to Josh, she isn't meeting his needs -- and he doesn't think its fair because he's the breadwinner.
Not only has he said that he believes he's more intelligent than her, but that she also needs to learn "wife lessons" before he'll agree to marry her. “Once Rebecca learns to be a better wife and mother, I think the sky’s the limit,” he said. Yeah, you seem like a catch, buddy.
But the way he has control over her every move is clearly abuse. Completely controlling money, blaming your partner for everything, and limiting freedom of movement and contact with other people are all signs of emotional abuse. He ticks every box.video-player-present
If all of Rebecca's claims are true, it's obvious that they either need to go through a lot of counseling or part ways for everyone's sake.video-player-present
(via MamaMia / Dr. Phil)
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If you or someone you know is being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233, and be sure to SHARE this story if you think nobody should be subjected to this treatment.