Our expert says:
You are, sadly, probably right about the likely consequences of her choosing to remain with this dreadful person. ( Notice how I usually insist on speaking of CHOICES, because most people prefer to pretend that the choices they make are somehow inevitable and not their own personal responsibility. Of course he will never ever make her happy - he hasn't the remotest interest in her being happy, only in her doing whatever he wishes to increase his happiness.
You can't help her unless she agrees to be helped and recognizes that she needs help. Remind her that the occasional sweet times when he acts lovingly are all false, and only designed to manipulate her into staying around as his willing punch-bag.
Though one wants to do much more, its important to recognize the limitations on your own powers ;
as Purple says, all you can do is to give you advice and make it clear you will try to be available to help her when she does abandon the sick fantasy that this guy even knows what love is, and when she is ready to move.
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