Tag Archives: control

Understanding why women stay

My post today is my response to a blog post entitled Battered Women Syndrome and Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships. The worse case scenario is death, and those women at risk sense it when there’s no visible evidence of … Continue reading

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Withholding sex as punishment

There’s been some infamously fascinating conversation about sex and the passive aggressive man in the comments on this post. I don’t want to give the impression that we never have sex, or that we’ve never had great sex.  Like everything … Continue reading

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Marriage without sex with a passive aggressive man

The night before our anniversary when we were going to bed, he leaned over to kiss me goodnight.  This is rare.  Notice I didn’t say ‘rare anymore’ because it’s always been rare.  It usually means he’s considering sex, and it … Continue reading

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