You are absolutely correct and by writing articles such as these my goal is to educate women on how easily it is to become stuck in these relationships knowingly or unknowing of what the dynamic is.
For myself I knew what was happening but was told ( and sometimes even shown) that he would change. But his change wasn’t enough and eventually I woke up and saw what was happening.
I’m sure men who abuse have an idea that what they do or say is wrong , on some level . Some try and change but it doesn’t seem to stick unless they admit they are abusive and get help.
On that note – I am fully aware of what kind of relationships are healthy now and I know that if it ever happened again to me, the first red flag would be my reason to end it
Thank you for reading