The man who is abusing his long-term female partner has honed the skills required to select a target woman and then set her up, target her and groom her, in order to be able to offend against her with impunity and then re-groom her… so he can re-offend against her.
That is what Don Hennessy says. He ought to have a good handle on the topic. He has met with at least 1500 men who have abused their female partners and worked closely with at least 1000 of those men (link).
In his book How He Gets Into Her Head, Hennessy describes all these phases the skilled offender engages in.
This post focuses on the first three phases the skilled offender (the male intimate abuser) engages in to achieve his goal:
- selection of the target woman
- set-up of the target woman
- grooming of the target woman, wherein the…
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