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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

When someone has a backbone to stand up to other people but not a spouse it only means you are risking losing all your other relationships. Just not your Ogre Spouse.

 

The more you tolerate, the more they will escalate.

 

Been there. Done with that.

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

Learning to set boundaries and stand firm was not an easy 

lesson for me, as I married a man who has a controlling nature. I was a very naive and sheltered girl, and he was a 

street wise tough kid. We balanced each other out somehow and over the years  became inseparable. 50 yrs

later we are happily together still.

 

 

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

I know a few controlling people, but they don't bother me.  I am my own person and speak my own mind and can't be controlled.  They usually don't even bother.

 

Sometimes, I admit, I have to talk myself out of trying to control someone else, especially if they are making a wrong decision.  The older I get, the better I am at keeping my mouth shut and letting them screw up.  You gotta learn somehow.

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

Yeppers, SIL who is just like late MIL.

 

I was NOT on their lists as marriage material, they did not hesitate to tell me so.

 

DH has a mind of his own, smiles and makes his own decisions.

 

Lucky me!  ♥️😍

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

Luckily this guy was the only family member like that.  However, I had the misfortune to work with a couple of control freaks over the years.  The worst was a new hire who didn't like being at the bottom of the seniority pole. Made life miserable until one by one 3 people left and she was last one standing.

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

I’ve run into a few here. 

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If any have passed through my life, I've  been unaware of their attempts to dominate me.  Once I reached adulthood, I developed a thick hide and have perfected what my friends call "the look."   I'm like D Con for bullies.  Woman LOL

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

Yes, I am married to one.

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

Yes....my sister, I wised up and we no longer have a relationship - she has cut ties with all sibings except 1......

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Re: Do you know know a domineering person?

I have known those types.  I always win at psychological poker games.  At least I think so.  If I'm happy, I'm happy.  Take a piece of me - go ahead.  I win.

 

I suddenly feel like Sonny Corleone.

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