The one thing an abuser cannot abide is something that interferes with his ongoing favorable self-regard.
This is the only abuse an abuser recognizes, the only injustice an abuser can possibly imagine.
What an abuser wants is endless renewable reconciliation without reparation.
He wants continuation of the power that allowed all previous abuse, and the permission to continue that abuse without consequence.
An abusive person wants your complicity.
He'll rage if denied it.
And if he can’t have complicity, then he'll try to confuse. He'll lie endlessly. He'll lie obviously. He'll reward anyone who pretends to believe him.
Convincing you the lies are not the point. Making you wonder if you’re crazy is the point.
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