Should I leave my controlling boyfriend?
My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. I’m 19 now and was only 16 when we got together — he’s now 25, so there’s quite a big age gap.
I was happy for him to take the lead on things when I was younger but, as I’ve got older I’ve learnt a lot and have ideas of my own. The thing is though, he’s forever telling me what to do and he thinks he knows best because he’s older. It’s really starting to annoy me and he can get quite aggressive when I don’t agree with him, too.
I’m getting more and more uncertain of my feelings for him. Do you think it’s time I left him? FIONA SAYS: TAKE A STAND You’re right to be concerned — the fact that he gets aggressive is worrying. You are clearly already unhappy about the way he is treating you, and I think you need to take a stand. If he shows any sign at all of aggression — either verbal or physical — then I’d say it’s most definitely time to move on. In the BBC drama Come Home Christopher Eccleston’s character Greg was accused of being controlling by his estranged wife Marie (Paula Malcolmson)