Our expert says:
This is a fairly common reaction, though obviously not a useful one thatdeserves to be encouraged. And it is, isn't it, a form of alliance with the abuser, so that when he starts hurting you, you continue the job for him. You're not abusing him in the faintest way, and he's merely using one of the typical excuses abusers use. But there is an extent to which you are abusing yourself - do see a good local psychologist for assessment and a consideration of treatment by psychotherapy / counselling, for your own benefit, and to examine your options, including safe ways to leave an abusive spouse
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