I was wondering if anyone else developed Stockholm Syndrome as a result of their abuse? When I described to my therapist how, in the last 2 yrs w/my perp, I began to believe that what he was doing was ok....that he really did love me and only wanted what's best for me...she suggested that I had experienced this. Thinking about it...I had made a decision to do whatever I had to do to make it out of that alive. I told myself that if he wanted me to be a certain person...then that's who I was going to be until I could get away. I played the perfect little "wife". It's like I lived that lie so well....I eventually believed it. It's disturbing that I used to actually think that was love. I actually missed him at first! I would even defend him to people that would put him down and say things like..."oh he's not that bad....he's just misunderstood."
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