RULES OF ETIQUETTE
1. Do convince her that she is in charge.
2. Don't lock doors. Use fear to control.
3. Do adore her, make her feel loved.
4. Don't stay in one place. Move far away.
5. Do confess old hurts. Let her comfort you.
6. Do use hands, feet, knives, rope, guns.
7. Don’t discuss with family and friends.
8. Do encourage lying about welts.
9. Do apologize. You have no choice.
10. Do explain that only she can make it stop.
11. Don't go out when she is bruised.
12. Do discourage calls to sisters.
13. Do stalk her if she leaves.
14. Don't be clear about what you expect.
15. Don't feel sorry when she cries hard.
16. Don't tolerate the small mistake. Punish hard.
Lisa reads "Rules Etiquette":
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Lisa confesses: "I wrote 'Rules of Etiquette' after memories of an unhealthy high school relationship were triggered by hearing a TED Talk on why victims of domestic violence don't leave, by Leslie Morgan Steiner."