It can not be repeated often enough. Abusers never change. If you recognise the process of Abuse then you will not fall for it a second time.
Whether from the same Abuser or his clone, you will have learned the signs and be alert so that it doesn’t happen to you.
Don’t leave an Abusive relationship and put it out of your mind. Go over it as if it is a lesson at school.
Explore the words, the facial expressions, the tone of voice, examine the tricks.
Become a master at sniffing out abuse.
For some it is physical, easy enough to discern. For some it is mental, and this is harder to uncover.
When an Abuser can not physically abuse you, can not say things or do things to hurt you, they resort to ‘playing you.’