Thursday Thought — Defending or Stalking
Today’s post is highlighting an analogy from our Allegories, Analogies, and Fairy Tales page.
Defending or Stalking
In his book In Sheep’s Clothing [*Affiliate link] George Simon has a wonderful analogy — the difference between a cat that is stalking a mouse (the intentional aggressor) and the cat who is defending itself from a dog attacking it. The defending cat raises it’s hackles and looks “abusive” but it is not trying to hurt the dog. It is all about intention — and the abuser’s intention is power and control, a wife defending herself is not trying to get power and control over her husband, just trying to save herself from his abuse. (by Dr. George Simon)
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