I (24F) can't afford to give birthday or Christmas presents this year, so I asked my friends (23F-24F) not to do presents this year.
Regardless of the level of possessiveness, such relationships are typically unhealthy.
However, spotting a possessive relationship is not always easy. Thus, partners who see warning signs may want to look closely at the relationship, even if things seem to be going well.
I was outside at a party with a bunch of people and I put my arm around my friend’s husband. He may not let you leave the house if you're wearing something he doesn’t approve of. When this type of jealous man is confronted with clear boundaries shared in a loving and direct way, he’ll often (metaphorically) By setting your limits and outlining your boundaries you teach him what is appropriate and what is not.
Like the crazy kind you see on those Lifetime original movies. He may start by asking you where you’re going out to and then ask if you would stay home instead.
Disrespect is often a sign of a possessive relationship.