You’re on a first date – attractive person, nice restaurant, good conversation, and after dessert, you excuse yourself to use the restroom. When you return to the table, your date is visibly upset. He stands up, waving wildly for the ticket, grabs your hand and storms both of you out the door.
You’re wondering what horrible thing happened during your absence, so you willingly follow. Once in the parking lot, your date puts his hand around your throat, pushes you against the car, and whispers into your ear, “I was talking to you. No one gets up and leaves while I’m talking!”
What do you do? Call for help as soon as you’re free? Run for the hills? Fight for your life? Probably. No one stays with a person who acts like that! Unless . . .