Unhealthy Control - Warning Signs of the Non Dominant
By Cerina X (all rights reserved)
1) Controlling behavior due to fear of losing their partner.
A) Isolating the submissive from family and friends
B) Discouraging self sufficient behavior
C) Not allowing any social interaction which does not include the dominant
D) Out of control jealousy
2) Explosive temper
3) Behaves like a spoiled child when not getting his/her way
4) Abuses drugs/alcohol
5) Does not take responsibility for mistakes
6) Uses unhealthy behavior to gain control over the submissive
A) Emotional blackmail
example: Keeping the submissive in a constant state of fear that the relationship will end if they don't get their way.
B) Emotional Withdrawal
example: Using the "silent treatment" or physically withdrawing and cutting off all contact rather than communicating and taking responsibility for the situation.
C) Withdrawal of affection
Refusing any/all intimacy as a punishment which can be quite damaging and reinforces the fear that the submissive will lose the relationship unless he/she gives into this type of blackmail.