Our expert says:
Well, from what you say, he does indeed sound as if he may very well have "control issues". Some folks never quite believe that both words in the phrase "other people" are important --- that they are people ( with the same rights and needs as anyone else) but also that they are "other" --- they are not us. Indeed, like would be awfully boring if they were actually too much like us ( and in fact we often clash with folks who behave too like us ).
And maybe you like him, and he may like you ( so far as he's able to, in his way). Where such liking ( whether or not it crosses the threshold into love ) forms an obligation that you have to try to live together, however uncomfortably, rather than to be friends, able to spend enough time apart to avoid serious control issues, and to enjoy the more limited time you spend together, is another question.
Control Freaks can be troubled people, who waste much energy on controlling what they cannot control ( others ) rather than trying better to concentrate on controlling what they can ( themselves
But don't let me say too much --- I'm currently not trying to control anyone !
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