I was so fixated on trying to be understanding toward my ex that he easily took advantage of me on a regular basis. Self-help books really assisted me tremendously. My ex wasn't abusive but he was and still is a broken man.
I will never date another man that keeps me isolated from other parts of his life. It's been a little over a week since I finally broke up with her. Its a wonder one of us didn't get stabbed.. At this point I am just trying to be the bigger person. Then he would break up, then come back. My ex was incredibly attractive.