- Don't leave me.
- You're mine, to do with as I please.
- I want to possess you.
- I'm allowed to scream at you, because you're stupid and worthless (but I love you anyway).
- I'm sorry.
- Don't hurt me.
- Give me what I want.
- I want s-x.
- You can't leave.
- You must meet my every demand.
- Let's have another child.
- Allow me to show you some token of affection after scaring you and our children with my latest outburst.
- My abuse of you is justified.
- I'm such a nice guy.
- I'm afraid of you.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When love is painful and confusing
Before I got married, I used to think the most painful words in the English language were "I love you." Even saying those words would make me sick to my stomach and make me cry. Seven years of escalating emotional (and other) abuse from Builder have only reinforced that idea in my mind. Here is a short list of what "I love you" can mean: