Saying, “Fine, whatever,” when it’s not fine, or answering, “If that’s what you want,” if the person is not supportive. Also claiming, “I’m not angry,” when the person is burning up inside. These are some of the most infuriating passive-aggressive statements that you might encounter in your marriage.
Abuse, in any form, should not be tolerated. You do not deserve to be treated this way, and neither does anybody else.
Emotional abuse is not your daily squabbles with your partner nor is it the time your husband told you in all sincerity how he disapproves of your decision. Those things are included in a healthy relationship – fights, misunderstandings, disagreements. They are all jumbled up in one complex affiliation known as marriage.
The princess woke up only to realize that it was the kiss of death.
I’m sure you’re familiar with all those fairy tales that ended up in grandiose marriages with singing, dancing, lively music, and a happy crowd that cheers exuberantly for the newlywed couple as they drove away into the sunset.
Indeed, what a happily ever after.
But then, what happens next?
Does the prince maintain his handsome, affectionate, kindhearted character that you see in the movies or does he become the monster who antagonizes his wife for the rest of their married lives?