Every time I was momentarily freed it was exhilarating. Then the fear and doubt he'd worked so hard to instill would rush in. Then I'd find myself back together with him and wondering how it was all happening again.
You have the strength and wisdom to not repeat your dysfunction. Break the cycle.
9 Things People Unintentionally Do To Destroy Their Relationships
Among the Wolves is exposing abusers, bullies and abusive advocates like these. "Some people out there will do all kinds of unscrupulous tactics to get what they want even if it's wrong, as long as it fits their agenda.
Manipulative people are seriously relentless. "Manipulative people do not understand the concept of boundaries. They are relentless in their pursuit of what they want and they have no regard for who gets hurt along the way.