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Is anyone aware of a technical term for a person who consistently abuses others and then steps in and "saves" the abused?

e.g. Mr. X calls Ms. Y a worthless bitch, breaks down her self-esteem, and then proceeds to comfort her, buy her presents, and force her to rely on him, which functions to give him power and elevate his sense of usefulness.

Also, is anyone aware of any literature or movies that display this dynamic?
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  • Cooking

    What was your funniest, or at least benign, kitchen mistake? This post brought to you by the time I was making Campbell's Wonton soup and I…

  • stupid fashion trends

    Inspired by watching several of my customers (and coworkers) struggle to use their hands because of excessively long stick on nails. Do you have any…

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    Which online streaming providers do you use? Which ones have you dropped? just signed up for Discovery +. Glad I did