I have parents who were loving and yet controlling to get their way (dad through verbal force, mom through tears). My aunts have to have control over every function. My dad’s family, well, if they don’t get their way it just may be the silent treatment until someone caves in. I find myself getting very upset when things aren’t done my way. I have a very difficult time letting go and letting God take over. Sometimes the thought of marriage bothers me b/c of the whole submissive thing and hoping that my future spouse won’t abuse that and start controlling. I feel like a spoiled brat, but there really aren’t good examples in my family of non-controlling people. Well, there are, except they’re soooo laid back that getting them to do anything is not worth the effort.
Has anyone here suffered control issues? How did you overcome them? I don’t want my daughter to inherit this problem.