This is a French video with subtitles, but it is well worth the time to watch and share with others to help them to understand how the dynamics of verbal and emotional abuse incrementally, insidiously destroy the victim.
It is one thing to watch this brief clip and see the pain in the woman’s eyes, but quite another to imagine living with a man like him day after day, week after week, year after year. And he never strikes her.
This is the kind of thing that most people do not understand. The man is not going through a difficult time or having a bad day, nor is he merely unable to see his wife’s needs. He doesn’t care about anything but himself and what he wants and expects. The poor woman is his possession, not his partner.
See if you can identify the various tactics the man uses.
Trigger Warning: This will likely churn up painful memories for the recovering abuse victim.