Dating breaking up kids
I forget what the excuse was, but it was some “togetherness” emergency – I had to go shopping with her for some trivial thing or other. In fact, that phrase – “I let her” – defined the majority of our relationship.
After the honeymoon period, where I was just astounded that I was having sex, our relationship became a matter of constant fighting, jealousy, guilt trips and having to justify myself on an almost daily basis.
A major reason why I put up with being treated so badly in my relationships was because I was conflict averse; I didn’t have a strong foundation to work from and dreaded any fight for fear of causing more drama which would inevitably be my fault and lead to further fights down the line.
As a result, I became the sort of person who was very good at finding excuses for why things had gone wrong – it wasn’t Why would I do this?
I had been there for less than an hour before she showed up to quite literally drag me away (warning sign #3).
Taking a stand – saying that you will not tolerate or put up with certain attitudes or behavior – means being willing to accept the responsibility of that choice and thus shouldering the consequences.
This can be intimidating, especially when you’re not the most secure person to begin with.
Also, if the character's Berserk Button is hit, this character might even be A Sub-Trope of O. A Super Trope to Rant-Inducing Slight (in that the trigger is very minor).
A Sister Trope to Trying Not to Cry (a tears breaking point), Beware the Nice Ones (characters who often try not to get angry).
Compare: Contrast Hair-Trigger Temper (who never bothers trying to hold back), The Stoic (who almost never gets pissed in the first place), Passive-Aggressive Kombat (a way to avoid open fights, while still being hostile).