In order to get that power and control, most teen abusers start out very slyly using the various tactics - or spokes - of the wheel, but usually increase their use of them over time.
These include anger/emotional abuse, using social status, intimidation, minimize/deny/blame, threats, sexual coercion, isolation/exclusion and peer pressure.
For example, if she stayed over at his place and he made breakfast, he would clean his dishes and put them away even while she was lingering over her breakfast.
And no sooner would she eat the last bit of toast than he would scoop up her dish and clean her plate as well.
I admit that I’m not surprised to read that; stuff like that is everywhere on the internet! It’s not that I disagree – far from it – in fact, I do agree with this statement; if you are being pursued, then you generally have more power in the relationship. However, the very concept that a woman need seek power in a relationship supersedes her ability to love completely.Such scenarios made Nikki think of the comedy , and at first she tried to get over her annoyance by telling herself that she was better off being with a "Felix" than an "Oscar." She didn't want to come across as a complainer, but she did find this annoying.What eventually began to concern Nikki more about Max had nothing to do with his apparent perfectionism, or even his excessive tidiness.," she'd boasted to her friends) and maintained a regular routine of caring for it, both inside and out.Nikki's previous relationship had been with a man who was as disorganized and lacking in ambition as Max was organized and goal-directed.