Can a tiger change his stripes? If he’s Tiger Woods, I’d say no. If he’s a man pretending to be a husband, I’d have to say no as well. And that is where things are right now. My husband is pretending to be a husband in the cycle of: abuse, remorse, anger, abuse again. The hand-holding, the back-rubbing, the “how are you’s?” that we both know he doesn’t care what the answer is. It’s heartbreaking, these periods of remorse, because I know they won’t last. It is torture to be given a glimmer of what life could be – only to have it snatched back in to the reality of what really is.
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