Sometimes, they’re genuinely shocked because of self delusion.

When I left my ex, he was well aware that I was tired of the addiction, tired of the anger, tired of the cheating, etc. We’d even tried counselling. Told him, in front of a counselor, that if things don’t change, I will leave.

But he was still “genuinely” shocked when I left. He heard it all, just never believed it.

I’m sorry your ex did that — it was crappy and you deserved better.

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