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Counseling, in my opinion, always should be tried as a solution to help save the relationship before breaking up is considered as the only means of happiness. A partner can become controlling for many reasons (he or she has their own confidence issues and controlling his or her partner could be a boost to their ego), but that behavior cannot continue as resentment builds up and eventually breaks the relationship up. Relationship counseling can be very helpful for a couple, even if the two don't stay together. Human beings weren't born with instruction booklets and, in taking the nurture versus nature approaching, the way one was raised could significantly get in the way of certain biological tendencies and matters if the heart human beings were born with to help couples thrive and make babies. We weren't meant to be attracted to people with whom we are not compatible. Yet, society is making it very hard to be happy in a relationship. My advice: Try talking to a professional. The worse that could happen is you break up, but go away with a little more knowledge you can use in your next relationship endeavor.

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