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“An abuser can seem emotionally needy. You can get caught in a trap of catering to him, trying to fill a bottomless pit. But he’s not so much needy as entitled, so no matter how much you give him, it will never be enough. He will just keep coming up with more demands because he believes his needs are your responsibility, until you feel drained down to nothing.” ― Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men


It would almost be easier if my mother left a bruise on my face for everytime she did any of these to me, then maybe my family would help me through it instead of turning their backs on me to protect her.


What they hate is their own lack of self-control, so they control you. What they despise is your strength. What they hold in utmost contempt is your refusal to be controlled and to accept their lie that it's your fault. — Bryant McGill


HOLY FLIPPIN' COW! ***MAN QUOTE*** TRUTH! Love your woman right if she loves you! Respect her and if she ever leaves, don't be the reason she does because YOU will heal faster knowing you had no control over her decision.