Why did you stay?
That age old question that people who have never experienced an abusive or toxic relationship ask.
There is never an easy or short answer. How can you explain the years of hope and love, the subtle games the abuser plays and the cycle of abuse that keeps drawing you back?
It would take a book. Oh yes, that’s right, I’m writing a book. My Memoir with the title – A Frog’s Tale – a metaphor for being subtly drawn in without even knowing it.
It’s nice to see an article that uses the same parable and has another take on Why did you stay?
Makes good reading.