Originally Posted by toomuchlove87
He told me to shut up and go away, leave him alone and go away. So I did... but then ... I came back and I said, "I'm not going away just because you told me to. Don't treat me like a child." he said, "Seriously, just go away I've never hit a woman in my life but I'm getting pretty close." and I said, "You're going to hit me if I don't go away?" he said, "I will slap you across the face all over this house, don't test me. I may act goofy half of the time but I am capable."
This was a mistake. If a man is in front of you, angry, raging and tells you to go away - Go Away.. Do not go back into the room and set things off even more, this is how it escalates into violence. Say what you want to say the next day when everybody is calmer.
I have had to counsel friends through physical abuse and this is something to be aware of to protect yourself. You might be mad and want to stand your ground - don't. You're only going to push him over the edge. Do you want him to slap you? No, of course not. So don't antagonize the situation or think that he won't. Because sometimes they just do.
His reaction is obviously overboard. Has be ever been violent before? Verbally abusive? Or is this a shock out of the blue? I've seen men snap once, out of character, and men for who that is their character.