12-04-2008, 07:35 PM
There are a lot better ways to protect someone than controlling their every move. "I lock her up and control what she does in order to protect her" is exactly what an abusive man would say about his partner in order to excuse himself. Someone I chat to on another board; her ex husband was the controlling type. He wouldn't let her go out wearing skirts or sleeveless tops; he took away and hid her car keys cuz he was paranoid she was seeing other men; he constantly told her that he was doing these things for her own good. Hmm, sounds familiar.