"How long had the relationship been abusive?"
"Wha...? I didn't say abusive. It's just that sometimes he lost his patience. And I... well, I didn't help matters. He isn't a bad man...."
"Are you saying you still can't let go?"
"Well, I've let go. I mean, I don't live with him anymore or nothing."
"Is the relationship ongoing?"
"Do you still keep in touch with that man?"
"Well, yeah, I mean, you can't just cut ties, can you?"