I just hope this works out for Renee. Wonder if they will live together or will she get her own place? I had an awful experience with someone who I'd known for years and we moved away together. He literally started changing as we crossed borders, I'd never seen an issue of control until we were living under the same roof. He'd never dared to control me around my parents or our friends, needless to say that relationship did not last very long. I should stop projecting.
Wishing you all the best, Renee!