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Abusive and controlling partners often use “loving” acts to manipulate their victims. When intimidation, isolation, and even physical abuse no longer seem to be working, the abuser pulls out the wedding albums or acts charming and contrite to win the abused partner back.

One former abuser, for instance, described how he regularly sent flower arrangements to his girlfriend’s workplace so her co-workers would tell her how lucky she was to be with him. Read the full blog here.

Published in: Psychology Today

Photograph source: Thomas Chen/Unsplash

Written by Lisa Fontes and Laura Marjorie Miller

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