I did not stop loving himall the months I was holding my breath.” ― Brenna Twohy, “Hey! Terri ignored him, determined to get back to the bar for her next order.
A harsh hand gripped her arm, jerking her back into a firm chest.
I would never let someone treat me that way.” But she knows that the times when she puts her foot down the most firmly, he responds by becoming his angriest and most intimidating.
Consumed by guilt and self-loathing, he had sobbed in her arms like a child, swearing it would never happen again and begging for her forgiveness.
Her stomach turned over now at the thought of how she had comforted him, assuring him that she trusted him and promising that she would never leave.
Allen tags: abuse-survivors, abusive-parents, abusive-people, abusive-relationships, crazy-making, dumb, emotional-abuse, feeling-stupid, insane, invalidate, invalidating, irrational, irrational-thinking, psychological-abuse, psychology, selfish, stupid tags: abusive-relationships, adulting, best-decision, break-up-quotes, dead-end, depression, drama, elevate, elevating, encouragement, encouraging, family, focus, friendship, growth, high-frequency, inspirational-quotes, lalah-delia, letting-go, letting-go-quotes, life, life-lessons, love, love-quotes, low-frequency, motivational-quote, moving-forward, moving-on-and-letting-go, negative-energy, negative-influence, negative-people, new-adult, overcomer, personal-growth, positive-mindset, positive-people, positive-thinking, positivity, purpose, rebirth, relationship-quotes, relationships, self-development, self-help, self-improvement, self-love, soul-mate, soul-mates, toxic-people, transformation, transition, vibrate-higher, vibrate-higher-daily, victory, walk-away, winning, won “Sometimes I cry, wondering how it was possible that I could have been so goddamn weak, so f*cking spineless.
Without you around, I can finally see all the ways you'd kept my heart shackled to yours.” ― Heather Demetrios, “This is the hardest part— That boy is not made of fists. These things do not un-truth themselveswhen the first door slams.
The answer is: “It depends.” Men typically experience women’s shoves or slaps as annoying and infuriating rather than intimidating, so the long-term emotional effects are less damaging.
It is rare to find a man who has gradually lost his freedom or self-esteem because of a woman’s aggressiveness.” ― Lundy Bancroft, “He had to get inside.For some reason, though, I imagined that I’d escaped our family curse.I should have known that it’s not that easy to.” ― Beverly Engel, tags: abuse-survivors, abusive-relationships, healing-journey, narcissism, narcissist, narcissistic, narcissistic-abusers, narcissistic-mothers, narcissistic-personality, narcissists, personality-disorder, personality-disorders, self-realisation, self-realization “The first time he had hit her, he had been so wracked with remorse, she had actually felt sorry for him.She saw now with sickening clarity that she had been setting a precedent - giving him permission to do it again; reassuring him that she would tolerate anything. ")” ― Heather Demetrios, “Have you read my emails before? I try to keep my voice casual but I can hear the anxiety in it. When you're a stupid girl in love, it's almost impossible to see the red flags.If only she had walked out there and then.” ― Cleary James, “(a quote from a survivor)Information was key. A siren goes off in the back of my mind, but I ignore it. It's so easy to pretend they're not there, to pretend that everything is perfect.” ― Heather Demetrios, “She preferred to be numb. She played dead, sleepwalking her way through her life on autopilot, hardly caring whether he hit her or kissed her - it was all the same in the end.” ― Cleary James, “Daddy," she says again, this time putting more of a needy whine into her voice.Then he uses your anger against you to prove what an irrational person you are. You may develop physical or emotional reactions to swallowing your anger, such as depression, nightmares, emotional numbing, or eating and sleeping problems, which your partner may use as an excuse to belittle you further or make you feel crazy.” ― Lundy Bancroft, “The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not asobvious.