aTHE first time it happened, I thought it was just a one off. I thought I had pushed him too far. He had always been so kind and nothing like this had ever happened before, so I gave him the benefit of the doubta.
aAnd then I found myself giving him the benefit of the doubt again and again and again.a
Mary (not her real name) is not alone. The university educated 31-year-old spoke to the Daily on what would have been her seventh wedding anniversary
aI met Dave at uni. He was the life of the party whenever we went outa[degrees]just one of those really popular guys everyone wants to be around. When he first started chasing me, I couldn't believe it because I was just some plain Jane from the country. Looking back, I think he wanted someone to control.a
After three years together, the couple decided to get married.
For the first year, awe were your perfect picture of domestic bliss. If you ignored his drinking and the …