“You don’t spend enough time, take enough care of me.”
“You must be obedient and follow my advice for your own good”
Those can be some signals of people with manipulative, controlling behaviors.
Being around them could be emotionally draining.
They demand things from other people that might be beyond their responsibilities
For many reasons: insecurity, anxieties, low self-esteem, etc.
You and I, we can also easily fall into this trap to become “they”, especially when fear grips us and we can’t tolerate uncertainty anymore.
One way to prevent this from happening is keeping in mind that
Controlling others is never a solution
Because the real problem is not from outside, it’s within us.