It seems from everything I read on here, most of the abusers are so sorry after episodes of abuse. I can name on three fingers the times that my stbx said he was sorry for anything. He seems to truly want a divorce. He told me that even if he could take away all the hurtful things he's ever said to me, he still wouldn't like my core being. Am I really that bad? He constantly blames me for all of our marriage problems and gets furious when I don't back him up when he is raging at my teenage daughter. Why is my abuser different? And, most importantly, why do I care?
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