I’M a 20-year-old woman and have been with a 33-year-old man for two years.
Things were really good between us until we had a child, got engaged and moved in together.
Soon after living together, he told me I had to stop going to school as I had to take care of the home. He controls all the finances and never lets me have any money.
When I try to get a job he says I’m trying to be the man of the house. I have no friends and he’s isolated me from my family.
It sounds like you’re in a toxic relationship with someone who doesn’t value you.
When you allow the person you are with to change who you are, you give them permission to reduce the person you could be.
The more clarity you gain about the person you want to be, the more you will be empowered to make decisions about the life you want for yourself and child.
This means not allowing yourself to settle for a relationship that doesn’t validate who you are as a person.