Women have been displayed in many different characters. Sometimes as the weaker of men, a fragile being that can be controlled and manipulated. In marriage, the manipulated and controlled woman usually does what the husband wants and she would likely be devastated if the husband decided to leave and left.
During marriage she may have made enemies of or distanced herself from relatives and friends. Perhaps because of her actions and insults to them or her lack of socializing where she shuts herself off and becomes isolated from those who care by becoming cold and distant, cutting phone calls short or making excuses and having plans when they come around.
This particular character that some women portray can be found in some men as well. A reaction by friends and relatives in response to this trait in men may be expressed as saying, “He’s whipped.” This is usually meant to suggest that he’ll do anything for her or he loves her.
If the poor fellow happens to be whipped by a controlling and manipulative woman and marries her he may also alienate friends and relatives. This can be shown if her feelings override everyone else.
For example, a relative of the husband wants to drop off a magazine that they are finished with and that they think the husband would enjoy reading. They call first and the wife answers. She tells them an excuse like they have company, she has a headache or we’re busy.
The next day the relative finds out the wife preferred to make an excuse but in actuality they weren’t doing anything. When confronted with this the husband says, “I didn’t know you called.” He then makes a joke and laughs.
Arguments between the wife and his relatives and friends may lead to the husband blowing them off and it may lead to the husband coming to her defense to the point of hitting or cussing her attackers out.
The manipulated and controlled husband will likely be devastated should the wife leave. He may become an alcoholic, a smoker or jobless, homeless and will probably try to get back in the lives of relatives and friends. He may cry and say,” He’s sorry.”
However, he could go into depression over her leaving and would gladly take her back even if he mends broken relations with friends and relatives.
A husband whose wife has been controlling and manipulative can cause the husband to lose functioning and not be able to do much for him self. In which case it may be necessary that he receive counseling.