Controling through Over Protecting and Caring

  • Published: Saturday, 07 September 2019 23:29

Control through Overprotection and “Caring”

Some batterers will use concepts like caring for or protecting as a means to control another. The emphasis here is on the intention of the action – will there be consequences if you don’t go along with their “kindness”

  • he/she doesn’t like it if you are away from home, he/she worries and wants to know where you are all the time
  • he/she phones or unexpectedly shows up where you work to see if you’re “ok”
  • he/she shops or runs errands so you don’t have to go out
  • he/she drives you to and from places so no one will get “ideas”