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Name: Alice

Question:
Looking back on it, I think my ex CP was physically abusive, in a subtle way. One time, we were walking into a restaurant when he took a few steps back and kicked me in my rear end. He didn't do it hard. But when I got upset, he said he was just playing around and I should "lighten up." Right before I broke up with him, he was leaving my house and I asked him to kiss me goodbye. (he hated to kiss under any circumstances.) He said "no" because I was wearing lipstick. I wiped it off, then he ran his finger under the faucet, smashed his finger against my lips and smeared the lipstick all over my mouth then put his finger in my face saying, "See, it's stiil there." He did it again. I think this is physical abuse.

Answer:
I think you're right.

Steven Carter
Relationship expert and author of 19 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Men Who Can't Love, What Smart Women Know, Getting To Commitment, 'This Is How Love Works' and his newest, Help, I'm In Love With A Narcissist

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