Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
That may be the case, but surely that does not give that man the right to stop his wife going outside, just in case another man looks at her? It should be the woman's decision whether she goes out or not. If other men look at her, so what?! It's flattering!

I'm afraid it still sounds like ownership/property/possession to me, regardless of whether or not the man argues that it stems from feelings of love. The result may be the same, regardless of the reason.

Thank you dear emsr2d2,
I get what you meant. Sure they haven't got the right to limit their partners. I was wondering if we could use the term "possessive" for such people, which, well, if there's no better term then I suppose it works. Thanks to you and all other respectable posters.