What if we discovered that “Hell” is a place that we have chosen for ourselves and then can’t seem to leave? After a long-term, abusive relationship, “Hell” is all too familiar to HE and SHE. He turns to alcohol, stupid jokes and wisecracks; every once in a while it gets out of control. He’ll apologize, she’ll take him back, he’ll feel he’s “won,” and she’ll feel “loved.” The cycle of abuse continues, the crazies are never far away, and although the emotional chaos may subside, it never disappears. Until Act II. All the same things happen more or less–just as in the cycle of abuse–but this time she, essentially, says “stop.” Not immediately, but little by little she realizes she is not powerless, and change is possible. It’s a revelation for both of them.
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