My boyfriend can be nice and a gentleman when he isn’t upset or angry. His temper can flare at any moment and rather than walking away or cooling down he says mean and disrespectful things to me. He hits me as well and as many times as I call myself getting away and not even thinking about going back, his apologies get me every time. Not to mention I remember how he is when he isn’t upset. He’s fun to be around. Respectful. Funny, kind and sweet so it’s hard to let go but it’s hurting me from not letting go. He gets upset at me after he has lashed out at me both verbally and physically and I go silent on him. I almost become like a mannequin. I stop speaking to him. I don’t touch him and show him affection like I normally would and we’ll be in the same room but it’ll be silence until he starts huffing under his breath about him being with someone who won’t touch him or talk to him even though he knows why I’m not doing those things.