I read all the missives but was shocked when you admitted coming from an abusive background.
I am so sorry that your childhood was riddled with abuse as well.
Used to and still sometimes now I will reply with a mean comment back when I feel his comment to me was rude.
"But all in all, I bet I talk to him that way because he does it to me."
Can you give us an example of what you say to him when this disrespect is going on?
Was there ever any apology or remorse for kicking you in the stomach and making you bleed?
"Every time I try to explain to him how I feel, he says that I talk to him with disrespect so that is why he does it to me."Here's my take on this...
I will go look for that book today.
Also, I feel like I am at fault.