“you’re supposed to be there for me no matter what”

"Many people stay in abusive relationships far longer than they would like because they keep remembering the good times and subdue the bad."

"Abusers tend to find people with bleeding hearts or a savior complex, and they will allow their partner to “fix” them in order to 1) make their partner feel like she or he is different and the only one who truly understands the abuser, and 2) (usually towards the end of the relationship) use this as a threat for why the partner needs to stay (i.e. “you’re supposed to be there for me no matter what”)."

Kendra Davis from Identifying Emotional Abuse before it Happens.

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