A mentally abused person who never learned to TRUST confuses intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security. ~Patrick Carnes, psychiatrist.

A mentally abused person who never learned to TRUST confuses intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security. ~Patrick Carnes, psychiatrist.

“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

“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’s never pretty when you leave an abusive and controlling relationship. The warden always protests when the prison gets shut-down.  - Steve Maraboli

It’s never pretty when you leave an abusive and controlling relationship. The warden always protests when the prison gets shut-down. - Steve Maraboli

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