Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence

When you break up with an abuser and he doesn't call does this mean he is not hurting?



User Avatar
Wiki User

He's ticked off that you have taken control over your own life and you're basically "the one that got away" and good for you! Don't start second-guessing yourself and why should you care what your abuser thinks. My first husband was physically/mentally abusive to me and I kicked him to the curb once I wrapped my brain around the fact this behavior was unacceptable and I left him. Of course I felt odd being on my own, but I sure got use to it, enjoyed it, got a new job, new friends and moved onward and upward. I've never regretted it. Abusers are controllers and I wouldn't go so far as to say they didn't often love their mate (even though they have a weird way of showing it) but, they are fighting a war within themselves so it leaves no room for those they love.