Another article on abuse – It’s complicated
While Cracked is hardly a scholarly site, the article is worth reading. Abuse and relationships are more complex than we often perceive.
#4 is especially important
Also, for men, this DOES happen to you too. You have been taught mantras like: “Sticks and Stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Words from someone you love can rip you apart and you think you are immune. This is a false assumption.
Anger and rage can also be used to manipulate a good man. In this way, it is much like boxing. If they can enrage you, you will lose AND you may also forget things. Then you can lose more.