We often endure weeks, months and even years of non-stop emotional torture until finally reaching a breaking point. This is because the hostile environment becomes too much and the realisation sets in that a relationship is supposed to be a two-way street, not an all-take, no-give situation. Yet, the most confusing thing is that many of us still stay.
This kind of a relationship breeds insecurity
Feeds off of dominance and control
Is one sided, as the self-centred partner will always be in a position of power