How to Handle a Domineering Woman

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How to Handle a Domineering Woman
Handling a domineering woman can take some time. (Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Dealing with a domineering woman can be a challenge. If you are dating or married to a domineering woman, keep in mind that she is probably not going to change. Once you make the commitment to being involved with her, you will be the one that needs to adjust. If you are comfortable with that, pay attention to the best ways to handle a domineering woman so that there is minimal conflict.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Let her feel in control of certain things. This does not mean that you allow yourself to be emasculated. If there is an area in which she is adept, such as managing finances, let her have control of it. If it is in the area of finances, let her set a budget and stick to it. Letting her be domineering in this area may help her relax in other areas.

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    Make it clear that she does not get to make all decisions for the household or for you. While you should let her have some control in certain things, she needs to know that she does not run you. Acknowledge that you are more laid back but that you deserve respect.

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    Have fun together. Doing special things together will keep your relationship solid. It helps when trying to handle a domineering woman because you can deal with the bad when there is plenty of good. Take a cooking class together or go to musical events.

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    Visit a counsellor together. A counsellor can give you tips and ideas for communication and problems that may arise in the relationship. By putting the information our there that your partner is domineering as part of the discussion, it can be easier to talk about honestly.

Tips and warnings

  • If your partner becomes extremely controlling, consider leaving the relationship.

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