I don’t know why I’m even surprised. I completely expected him to behave exactly as he always had. Call me an eternal optimist, or perhaps an eternal fool, for thinking that just possibly he had finally recognized what he needed to change in order to have a successful relationship with me (or with any other woman for that matter). Of course he hadn’t! His hypocrisy is legendary. He really believes that it’s me who “doesn’t get it”, even though he dictated the parameters of the relationship up front, and when I behaved exactly as one should under those parameters, he lost it. Apparently the rules only apply to me, but he can do and say whatever he likes. I was supposed to fall into line like a good little sycophant. Well, I didn’t, and now he says he’s disappointed and hurt. He said it was so sad that I just didn’t get it. I’m not sad though. I’m just relieved that the past year of pain and suffering is now in my past, and I’ve obviously learned enough to not ever have to go through it again.