This was a very informative read. Many people tend to forget that women are abusers, too. I have come across many posts, articles, and videos on abused men, and I have to thank the author for approaching it calmly. I was saddened to see, however, the chattering amongst the table about “how could he allow this,” as if the emotional battery being relentlessly assuaged against him was still somehow his fault because of weakness. This man is a human being, and even if he has been imprisoned in the past, he is still worthy of being treated with respect. Regardless of his options. Regardless of how much money he has.
To all who read this post, walk in this man’s shoes before you judge him or make him the fodder of mealtime conversation. He has feelings that are just as real of any of ours. Just because he is a man, just because he may have the advantage of physical strength over his partner, and you see him seemingly tolerating this, is does not make him weak. If it was weakness you saw staring back at you, if he had no humanity in him, he could have clearly physically stopped her. Think with your hearts, people, NOT your eyes. Don’t let mental astigmatism block your view.