Dating after a controlling relationship

Miller holds a Master of Social Work and has extensive training in mental health diagnosis, as well as child and adolescent psychotherapy. Give yourself credit for getting out of the relationship.

Healing from a controlling, mentally abusive relationship takes time, effort, support and patience.

But neediness is not gender-specific – guys make the mistake of being “needy” too!There are 4 predictable stages that couples experience in a dating relationship.At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.The problem with neediness is that instead of inspiring all of those positive relationship qualities, the “needy person” acts as if their partner is denying them those good relationship qualities…like they’re entitled to them and their partner is cruelly withholding it.

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