Discover what perpetrators of domestic violence or abuse really mean in this breakdown of the TOP FIVE lies they tell.
1. The lie: “I love you”
The truth: I love what you do for me. I love how powerful I feel when I hurt you. I love that I never have to accept responsibility for my horrific behaviour. I love that despite this, you believe I love you. I feel only contempt for you, but saying ‘I love you’ enables me to maintain control over you.
2. The lie: “I only hurt you because I drink too much / had a terrible childhood / have trust issues”
The truth: I deliberately get tanked up on drink / drugs before I abuse you, because it is a great excuse. In fact, there is no end to the excuses I’ll invent because shifting the blame for my abusive behaviour is…
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