Power and Control in Relationships

Frequently, I give this 8x11 sheet about power and control to my counseling clients who are in questionable relationships. I ask them to use a highligther to mark any word or phrase that describes the behavior of their relationship partner. As you can see, there are many kinds of problematic "power and control" behaviors. Typically, we only think of physical violence as a serious problem, but there are other forms of abuse, degradation and humiliation that may be subtle.

For my female clients in questionable relationships, I usually have them read "How To Spot A Dangerous Man" by Sandra Brown. That's a good starting point to help someone do an honest assessment of the health of their relationship.

Power and Control

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-Steve Garufi, LPC

Salida Christian Counseling
1201 East Rainbow Boulevard, Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: 719-221-4477


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