My ex was extremely violent and highly intelligent (he was a mathematics teacher before the DV arrests).
He got me moved to the other coast so Iwas isolated from my family.
And I put up with all this just and held on because he was extremely cute, when really I should have broken things off with him much sooner and never gone back to him.
This song captures the cycle of violence but there are some issues about it that concern me.
What "fixed" it was finding out how do the motions of serving him divorce papers without really doing it to satify the court and getting the divorce.
My issue with the song is that I and I doubt anyone else "likes the way it hurts". You file it away separately so you don't have to face the fact that there may be a pattern here.It was like one minute he was smitten with me and the next he couldn't care less about me.Now I talked to the girl he cheated on with me, and she told me he acted that way toward her too; as bad as I felt for her it felt good knowing I wasn't the one with problems or that wasn't good enough for him.And I'm ambivilant about "love the way you lie" line.The only way I can relate to that is when a violent event is over, I really wanted to believe that he was not going to do it again, that he would get help, blah blah blah. The line that I really want to warn people about is when he says he "should have aimed [his] fist at the drywall]".