Rodehard, et al,
I love that quote, "If another guy takes your woman, the best revenge is to let him!"
I had a three year live-in girl friend who was OCD, and often was nasty and mean and denied she was abusive. The fear of being alone, and the comfort I felt when she had those ten minutes or so every two or three weeks when she was sweet kept me in the relationship. Game saved me. It taught me never to feel desperate and that there are always other possibilities and opportunities out there. Someone in this thread got the essential core of all this, which is, to believe that you do deserve the best and not oelrate anything less. If you believe you are the prize, you will no longer tolerate abuse and dissatisfaction for a few minutes of not being alone. Game and what I have learned in VA boot camps has taught me never to settle for less than what I deserve.
Keep Sarging, Brothers!