Design For Life: How do I know if I’m being coerced?

This week, occupational psychologist Louize Carroll advises a reader who wants to find out more about the pernicious practice of coercive control

Dear Expert,

I don’t want to talk about my personal story, but I would like to know more about coercive control and how you recognise it. Are there ways to find out if it’s happening to you?

Dear Reader,

You get up in the morning and choose an outfit. Your partner kisses you and asks: “Are you wearing that?” You glance in the mirror and think: “Maybe not.” You change into your usual outfit, walk ...