He Won’t Change, Rihanna
Many years ago, I waited outside my home while the police searched for my then-husband, who was threatening to kill me and himself.
A young policeman leaned into my car window and said, “Ma’am, get out while you can. These guys never change.”
I didn’t listen.
This morning I read an article about pop stars Rihanna and Chris Brown, who have apparently, while I wasn’t watching, reunited.
She is quoted as telling Rolling Stone, “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. I can handle it.”
I thought I could handle it. I thought I could fix it. I thought I could somehow make the situation right.
Now I know that it is unlikely that men who batter will stop battering, even with intervention.
I hope against hope that I’m wrong, but, Rihanna: get out while you can. These guys never change.
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