When one reflects on the relationship, it is very likely the beginning was an amazing fantasy. Something special, never happened before or will again.
It is that amazing moment which makes the chosen victim susceptible.
If there had not been that Hollywood first scene, had time been allowed to pass, than Sandy would have gotten to know Nick before she married him. Virtually swept off her feet, she didn’t investigate.
Years later, after the parting, when Sandy examined Nick’s first abuse; emotional, saying things to make her cry, had she had any inkling of domestic violence, had she read an article about it, she would have realised what was happening.
But she knew nothing of domestic violence, which is why Nick was able to make her cry virtually on demand.