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Abusive Relationship

Does this sound abusive to you?

My friend’s husband won’t let her visit friends or family.

He’s made her stop all contact with them unless it’s by phone or computer. He reads and censors her comments on social media.

He makes her feel like she’s going crazy for thinking that he’s controlling her and that she’s being ungrateful, after all he’s only doing this because of how much he cares for her.

He doesn’t want her going to the gym anymore so she doesn’t go.

He doesn’t want her going to work anymore, so she doesn’t go.

He told her, you’ve got to rely on me for income.

He doesn’t let her go out anymore unless it’s for necessities, and when she does he makes sure he has people in place to guilt trip her about it. By now she is so weary, scared and miserable she will do anything just to have a life and feel less lonely.

He wants her to have a medical procedure done, that she really doesn’t want to have.

He says if she does it for him, he’ll let her start going to the movies and for nights out with her friends again. But even then, he wants her to download something on her phone so that he can trace her movements and keep track of exactly where she is every single day.

He says it reassures him and that its for her own good – because only he can keep her safe. And to top it all off he’s always telling her he’s only doing this because he cares.

Did I say husband?

I meant Government.

Here’s the funny thing in society. We’re outraged if we do this to a spouse, but when the government do it to us, we stand by and allow it to happen.