Give/are giving


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I am wondering whether it would be possible to use the present progressive in these examples:

If you change your behavior because someone tugs at your heart strings, you give (you are giving) that individual power over you.

Every minute you spend thinking about someone you don't like, or complaining about someone you don't want to be around, is 60 more seconds you give (you are giving) that person.

Any time you allow someone to have a negative influence over the way you think, feel, or behave, you give (are giving) them power over your life.

Examples from: 10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It
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