I give up on men, Im single and intend to stay that way.
I may meet someone, someday but Ive zero desire to co-habitat with a man ever again,
I walked from an emotionally violent and psychologically manipulative relationship, it took a long time to realise that I could do anything I wanted,
I am in a much better place now then I would have been had I stayed,
as to why I stayed originally? I dont know, because the cycle of abuse is real and when things were good they were very, very good but when they were bad they were horrid.
It took a blow to the face (elbow 'accidentally on purpose') to make me realise that the cycle would never end, he would always repeat it,
and I couldve talked til I was blue in the face, things never changed.
most 'men' I meet are either attached or psycho, I quit. I'll be an 80 year old with 40 cats