Rational Fear

ationalizing an abusive man’s tendency to harm his victims only isolates the very person you are trying to calm.

Rationalizing an abusive man’s tendency to harm his victims only isolates the very person you are trying to calm. Validating her real fear quiets a spirit that spent much time being abused while others ignored the abuse or dismissed it as something else occurring.
Rationalize all you want – I lived it. Is it rational to walk in the door and have terrible names screamed at you? To have the children afraid to come out of their rooms – dirty, hungry and diapers unchanged? The reason: he ran out of weed while I was at work. And all that was NOTHING compared to the abuse.
“Do you really think he would try to do something?”
“Yes. I do.”
And if you don’t, I’m alone again.