I had watched from the sidelines while he gave her grief over every little decision she made. Many days, he drove her to tears. A tiny, but very weak voice in the far reaches of my teen mind told me he had always done these things … belittled, mocked, and dismissed her feelings. These unprovoked behaviors continued long into adulthood and could no longer be written off as the misbehaving of a spoiled child or typical teen angst. This was his pattern and had been throughout his life. But I never did. That voice, which should have grown strong enough to snap me into reality, had begun to fade.
A few years into our dating relationship as teenagers, it began. Subtly at first.
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We dated from the time I was 16 until we married seven years later. His treatment was all I knew. He questioned my every move. He never wanted me to spend time with my own family. Red flags. Clear signs of control and manipulation. They bear repeating. He questioned every move I made. He took personal offense to me going anywhere with my family and, somehow, made me feel bad for him in the process.
When those two behaviors are part of your relationship, run. Just go. Perhaps the reddest flag of all was the one signaling his status as a complete loner. Needless to say, interactions between him and my parents dwindled away. The less he wanted to see of them, the less I would be allowed to feel I should … if that makes any sense.
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The emotions I should, and should not, be feeling were dictated by him and his mood. Throughout our marriage, I endured much more than just control of my emotions.
If, at certain points, I was not compliant or willing, my keys and phone would be taken from me. Many nights saw me locked out of our bedroom and left to sleep on the couch after being pushed out of bed. More than once, after being perceived as less than accommodating, I was locked out of the house in the middle of the night to sit on the garage steps and cry, hoping and praying my children were none the wiser. As long as I maintained that small bit of control, I could endure.
Though I took care of everything from household chores and yardwork to calling about repairs and addressing insurance questions, much like his mother, I was always wrong. Not only was I wrong, but I would not be allowed to forget exactly how wrong I was, and how truly amazing it was that I was even able to function from day to day at my level of stupidity.
For years, those words reverberated in my head. As hard as I fought to ignore them and forget them, they stuck.
I am a full-blown doubter now. I doubt every well-thought out and thoroughly-researched plan I make.
He got to me. Regardless, the emotional attacks began on my children. There were very small jabs at first, but I was vigilant. All fathers did that.
Tough love, right? I addressed it, but he always dismissed me. I listened as he put down friends of theirs. Why should they? Drawing his attention to it did nothing. There's definitely no turning back would be more formal.
No turning back
Certainly; unquestionably: We'll win for sure. American Heritage.
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Is it correct to write such a phrase? Dan Bron