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Denial Phase

Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men
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Submitted by Anon (United Kingdom), Feb 15, 2018 at 16:48

Hey stick around Sheila... as irritating as it is I actually find it more interesting when it gets a little heated on here. I believe this lady is in what's called the Denial phase - we've all been there. Women especially can be touchy when it comes to their "men", if you can even call them that. Look at how many women get cheated on and know but go around in denial. It's fear of being alone, undesired etc....

There's several phases that resemble the domestic violence cycle:

Honeymoon/lovebombing (habibi, my heart etc.)
Negative event/suspicion looming (i.e. Being asked for funds)
Denial (but he's so lovely otherwise, don't wanna be alone again)
Enlightenment/last straw (shows his true colours when denied)
Anger/ptsd (how could I be so stupid)
Healing

Look at how worked up these men can make us... it's really quite interesting. They'll have us arguing with strangers on the web when they're busy kicking back talking to target no. 2 not giving a rat's a***

Submitting....

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