Cupid's Pulse Article: Find Out How Katie Holmes Felt in Her Marriage to Tom CruiseCupid's Pulse Article: Find Out How Katie Holmes Felt in Her Marriage to Tom Cruise

Now that Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, she is taking matters into her own hands after breaking free from what sources say was a ‘Scientology-influenced marriage’ to the actor. The Kennedys star is now pursuing sole legal custody of their 6-year old daughter, Suri Cruise. An insider tells, “This is about protecting her daughter. She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn’t want her to have an exclusively Scientology education.” With that said, the divorce of TomKat is just beginning to unfold.

What are some ways to get out of a controlling relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Ending a relationship is hard enough, but a controlling relationship proves to be an even bigger challenge. Here are some ways to help you take back control of your life:

1. Seek professional help: Searching for words of encouragement is a huge boost when it’s time to take action in your relationship. You may find the perspectives of others are wiser than your own.

2. Make yourself your priority: Make your relationship about you instead of your significant other. This will encourage you get out of a relationship that is not benefiting you.

3. Take back your power: Demand power in the relationship. Your significant other most likely will not allow it, which will help you find an escape.

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