Rihanna and Chris Brown¬†recently spent time working on the other‚Äôs songs, which were released on Monday.¬† This collaboration was completely unexpected after the domestic violence drama the two went through in 2009.¬† However, according to People, the pair were spending time together the night of the Grammy‚Äôs, which marked three years since the incident.¬† On Twitter the former couple have been displaying friendly behavior.¬† The lyrics Brown sings in Rihanna‚Äôs song are inappropriate; however, they do suggest he is missing her. ¬†Rihanna‚Äôs lyrics are more straight forward: ‚ÄúI love you baby,‚ÄĚ she sings.
Why would a woman reconnect with an ex who physically hurt her?
Dealing with past abuse is a very difficult topic for a woman to discuss. ¬†Here are some reasons it’s natural (yet dangerous) to reconnect with an abusive ex:
¬†1.¬†He is forcing her: It’s rare for someone to run back to their abusive partner, but often times threats have something to do with it.¬† These threats could be dangerous, as well as powerful and frightening for ¬†a woman who does not know what options she has.
2.¬†She thinks it will be different: Some women believe that when a man says, ‚ÄúI‚Äôve changed‚ÄĚ that he means it.¬† However, an abusive man rarely ever fully changes, and there is always a chance of history repeating itself.
3.¬†She is in denial: When men are abusive, they are often able to force a woman into believing that the abuse is her own fault.¬† This is never the truth.¬† No one deserves to be abused.¬† When a woman does not realize that what is going on is a serious problem, they will often return to the man.
Do you know a woman who reconnected with her abusive ex?¬† Share your stories and advice below.