+rebecca hulst Lots of people have noticed. Look up 1to1 cult relationships; there are psychologists who specialize in cults who also deal with these kinds of personal abuse. It actually fits the profile of any kind of abuser, whether or not their form of abuse includes physical violence. It's how the insecurity of clinical narcissism factors into abusive relationships.
Left a short teaching career to join the alt-weeklies as a reporter. Has worked at newspapers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Kansas City, South Florida and New York. Currently working on a book about Scientology.