I call it trying to tame the beast. You find yourself feeling "special" if you can soften the man that treats you like crap. When he pulls away or gets abusive, dopamine releases in the brain, giving you reward. That's why so many women never leave a domestic abuse/ violence relationship/situation. You fill with love for them, and try to tame them by correcting what they don't like about you, or be obedient to please them. A real bad cycle to get into, and real difficult to get out of..
Originally Posted by amber1.