From little things to big things, you feel like your partner never listens.
You might want to go to the movies–your partner will make sure you go out to dinner instead.
They often don’t actually feel guilty about what they have done, only that they were caught. Slowly, you lose your friends until you feel like your partner is the only person you have left. Each time he hurts you, he apologizes and promises that it will never happen again or that he will change.
You have no support group and therefore your partner gains more power. You want to believe that this is possible, but the cycle keeps repeating and each time your self-esteem is chipped away at, bit by bit.
Well it may come as a surprise to you to know that the guy you come home to every night could in fact posses certain psychotic traits. They will make you feel like you are the one that is going crazy instead of them. You might worry about what you wear and what you say and freak out if someone changes your plans or something unexpected happens that you will have to explain later. You might be terrified of what your partner will say or do if you tell them.