Every once in a while a relationship comes along that seems more complicating than other relationships. We find that it takes up more time than we had planned and somehow always seems to throw us into a state of false guilt, no matter what the issue. Learn what the earmarks are of a controlling person—so that you are clear about what you are actually dealing with—and then learn strategies for how to avoid those tactics and/or handle them with grace. Readers have found this very illuminating. Bonus: some added thoughts on how to distinguish real forgiveness before God from entrapping repeated psychological battering. Includes our Item #12 on Forgiveness. 18 pages.