“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
If you’re in a relationship with someone and if you’re always trying to control your partner, telling them to do this or not do that, then it’s a clear indicator that you don’t actually love your partner; the relationship has morphed into a constant battle of control, which never leads to anything good.
When you try to control your romantic partner, you choose self-centredness over selflessness. It reveals that your actions are driven by fear and insecurity. Don’t let these toxic emotional states affect your relationship and your life, instead, choose the path of love and groundedness. In doing so, you’ll be able to master yourself and your relationship.