When I said I had “no idea”, I truly didn’t and neither did he. After talking about the situation, he couldn’t recall why he had gotten so upset but once he got past that point, he wasn’t able to turn back.
I was definitely no saint in this situation. I could’ve kept my mouth shut after he yelled at me to shut up but I had too much pride.
Alas, hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy to see things clearly but I also think everything happens for a reason. I’m glad I didn’t shut up. I’m glad he choked me that night. I’m glad I saw his true character then and not later in life when we were married or had kids.
And thank you for your kind words about the article.