Yes! He did just that! And to complete Steven Stosny’s sentence, which continues to describe my ex in therapy to a veritable tee:
They will make their wives sound like Norman Bates’ mother from Psycho — they’re just minding their own business, when she comes screaming out of nowhere wielding a bloody knife.
That’s exactly what he did. There is MUCH more to Mr. Stosny’s latest blog entry which I’ll write more about later, but this particular sentence literally *jumped* off the page at me because it so aptly described my ex in therapy. Playing victim is one of an abuser’s best known tactics.
ALSO coming up soon: Enabling, Authenticity, and Agency: What are these things, and what do they mean to targets of abuse? (title may change but subject matter will essentially be the same).