What to do when your partner is super controlling, critical, wants to have everything exactly their way, fully Type A?

 
It can be challenging. I’ve always said, there’s nothing black and white about this, it’s all gray.

What’s most important is to prioritize the relationship above all and to flow with your partner instead of against them.

For example, if your partner wants things to be a certain way and you don’t quite mind, just let it go. If there’s something that you really feel strongly about, then stop, pause, have a conversation, explore it. But, in those moments when they’re being controlling and critical, practice restraint. Understand that having restraint means being more loving towards the relationship as a whole, and towards yourself and your partner.

Love is always the answer.

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC has a Skype based private practice empowering women who appear to have it yet still feel unsatisfied on some level. She helps women access their ultimate potential and take their lives to the next level in every realm. Jasmin is a Columbia University graduate and licensed psychotherapist who invented Life Therapy, the combination of psychotherapy & coaching with mindfulness & meditation.
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