When someone is going through an emotionally trying time, holding space for someone else is important. It not only makes them feel empowered, but it allows them to be vulnerable and share what is on their mind.
This is a story about physical violence. The victim will bend and more than likely do most things to please their partner. This is walking on eggshells to make sure that they stay in the best mood possible. They will at the same time be emotionally abused, as physical and emotional go together. The abuser is in control and that is where their power stems from.