Thank you so much for that encouragement… you have no idea how much it means to have some sort of validation that my efforts are (or at least may not be) in vain. I do social work and with such a prevalence of domestic violence all my experience tells me to leave but this little voice in my head/heart keeps saying, “wait, there’s something more going on with him, I just know there’s something else…”
Relationships are SOOO complicated! The balance between love and care for others and love and care for my self is where I feel most distressed.
And thank you for sharing that you know what it’s like – I hope your situation has improved and continues to!
I’ll take advice too, if you have it 😉