Mary Threlfo yes, exactly! It’s like he pushed so far until he pushed over the edge, then would back paddle because who would take care of “all the things” for him and make it look like he had this amazing picture-perfect family?
Threatening divorce is just another control tactic to keep us in line. He uses whatever he can to keep us down. I write to let women know they do not need to stay subservient to their abuser.
I hope you are out of that relationship and living a beautiful life.