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Control is a way for us to build relationships; it usually begins without any malicious intent but eventually it becomes clear that it isn't a great foundation for a healthy relationship or connection.
Conventionally 3 things make control easier: money, talent, or physical attractiveness.
Whether you're the controller or the one being controlled, it is possible to move forward and make changes for the better.
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Why am I disappointed?
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Could I have done anything to prevent it?
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