This is a fantastic, clear, well written and well explained post about how easy it is to slowly be drawn in by an abusive partner. That insidious descent into madness that you can’t even see coming. Just like my frog – slowly boiled in a pot of water because she can’t feel the heat being turned up. Not one of us would enter a relationship with someone who treats us this way from the beginning – we aren’t crazy.
If you ever wondered how it happens and why we stay – read this.
My whole life I’ve looked at battered women with sadness and pity, but I have to admit that I always viewed them with a certain level of disdain. I’d never let that happen to me. Never. How do you get in that position? How do you let someone disrespect you like that, harm you like that, and yet not walk away? I could never put up with that from anyone.
But I learned a very hard lesson recently, one that makes me look at battered women in a whole new light. What I’ve never realized is that it’s a quiet, creeping progression. It’s not like a woman gets beaten on the first date and decides that she’s going to live with that person happily ever after. No. You start off as one person, and somehow, slowly over time, you change. Then one day you look up and you say to…
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