(By Shannon Popkin) Control Girls often don’t realize that they’re control girls. I sure didn’t. I spent the first 35 years of my life completely oblivious to my control issues. I knew I was arguing with my husband. I knew there was tension with coworkers. I knew I was frustrated with friends and family members. I just didn’t know these things all stemmed from my unhealthy craving for control.

Recognizing I’m a control girl hasn’t solved all of my problems, but it has given me a starting point for change. So I want to invite you to ask yourself the question I should have asked long before age 35: “Am I a control girl?” To help you answer, I’d like to provide five common traits of control girls: READ MORE