Do you wish your partner would do things your way? Wouldn't life be better for both of you?
While you might exert control at work to keep things running smoothly, this type of thinking doesn't serve your relationships at home. When you bark orders to an unsuspecting boyfriend or girlfriend like you would to a subordinate, resentment can take hold.
Controlling your partner isn't the answer, nor is telling him what to do. Good relationships are created from compromise - from both sides willing to listen and respect the other. We all do things differently, and one way isn't necessarily better than another (even if you think this is the case). "Winning" or "being right" isn't the goal, but we're sometimes hesitant to see this when we want things our way.
Following are some ways you might be exerting too much control in your relationships: