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Unfortunately abuse exists in our society. Researchers have found that many women who are abused react to the abuse in similar ways. The following pattern was described by Dr. John Gottman. In physically abusive marriages the wife's affection in the face of her husband's contempt and disgust toward her may represent compliance, fear, and holding on to a dream that the contempt will be short lived.
These women are doing their best, but their husbands are very manipulative and controlling. Such marriages hurt all of society.