| | Re: Shameless
Sunflower has low self-esteem and needs constant reminders that she's attractive or desirable. Her esteem is so low, she doesn't care how much she hurts her husband because as a matter of fact, the more it would hurt him, the larger the self-esteem boost. She needs him to hurt in order to feel good herself.
This is a person who needs help. But I wouldn't expect her to give up this guy. And if she did, she'd just find another one.