Used to be, when he forced me to give up something or someone that I loved, he would treat me somewhat better for a while. I mean, up to a month in the beginning, but down to a week in the last 5 years or so. Recently though, relative peace doesn't even last a few days. So, I vow to stop giving up what I love. If it doesn't even make him back off for a few days, why do it? Its forever whenever I have to get rid of someone or something. Most recent case in point is my Sophie Sapphire. According to him, its all her fault that we can't ride together happily. She is too much horse; her gaits are too fast; etc. Bullshit. If I cave and sell her, it won't be a day before something else is a big unsolvable problem and the only way to solve it is to get rid of it or them. I just can't cope with this shit anymore.