The days and weeks after leaving an abusive relationship are the most dangerous. The abuser is often a narcissist, controlling but filled with fear and self-loathing. The only way an abusive narcissist can feel good about himself is to belittle and beat someone smaller, physically and emotionally weaker than him, and vulnerable. Jack was a textbook abuser. He was insecure, angry and frightened. His heart was filled with hate and his soul tortured by memories of being a small boy, unable to defend himself against an abusive father.
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