More than once his wife called him in an incoherent rage about something he didn’t understand. Feminists have worked so hard over the last fifty years to turn men from ogres into enlightened companions that they feel any concession that women are also capable of abuse is a betrayal of the cause.Strangest of all, she began to lie about certain things yet seemed convinced she was telling the truth. Because you can’t predict her responses, you become hyper vigilant to any change in her mood or potential outburst, which leaves you in a perpetual state of anxiety and possibly fear. There is a massive infrastructure in academia, politics, and pop culture that serves to support women who are abused by men.She began to withhold affection, and her mood was so unpredictable that he felt like anything he said or did would be attacked.The sarcasm that once brought him a jolt of joy now cut him apart. One of the difficulties with addressing the emotional abuse of men is that things today are so politically polarized it’s hard to have a calm discussion about it.Weeks after a weekend in Las Vegas—which he had paid for—she complained that she was “tired of paying for our vacations.” After the divorce, she insisted on having their daughter on the days when he wanted to take her to play basketball, her favorite sport. Palmatier, the author of a forthcoming ebook You’re constantly on edge, walking on eggshells, and waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is a good thing, as violence against women remains prevalent and a problem.
And many people pay lip service to sexual purity while secretly behaving altogether differently in their private lives. When the waiter brings the menus, she makes fun of his selection. She mocks him when he tells a story that might make him look good, and finishes his jokes for him.girls as a freedom more delicious than Eden’s apple.No American under 40 can honestly remember a time when sex on TV was taboo, when “living together” meant married, when “gay” meant happy, and when almost every child lived with both parents.
While she complains about spending money on him all the time, you can’t help but notice that he is paying for all of her drinks. It’s well-documented when men inflict it on female victims. While the emotional abuse of women is discussed on , in bestsellers, and everywhere in pop culture and in academia, there are virtually no resources for men who have been emotionally abused. Books on the subject are mostly broadsides that have not been properly researched and substitute academic rigor for attacks on feminism.