Sometimes I could tell when he was in 'that' mood of being pissed off. If he went out and bought mom liquor, vodka usually, it meant trouble. It seemed he would get her drunk on purpose because she was very vocal when she began drinking.
I quickly learned to start pouring out some of the liquor and adding water to it. Why? Because the more she talked when she was drunk, the more he'd beat her.
I never understood why she just didn't shut the hell up and quickly started to resent her for staying with him.
It wasn't until I was in an abusive marriage did I begin to understand the dynamics of domestic violence.
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