Let’s say I beat my wife.
On one of the occasions where I’m not knocking her around the living room, we happen to be watching TV. And then an ad for the local safe house comes on the TV. Do I use that as a moment to reinforce how I’d kill her if she left me? Or do I quietly distract her hoping she doesn’t memorize the phone number?
What do people do when confronted with negative portrayals of their own actions in daily life?
Standing around the coffee machine at work and a story of child abuse gets started with every other person there talking about how they would slowly castrate the person…but said in front of someone who beat their kid the night before.
What do they do? Have you witnessed this?
Do people like that typically have friends who reinforce it? Say wife-beaters only hang out with other wife beaters and they all form a mini support group for their actions. y’know, like “Yeah Bob, my wife does the same thing. Pisses me off so much I just gotta XYZ…”
Or is denial not just a river in Egypt?