After that day the tables were turned, John looked at her with a grudging respect and she in turn saw him for what he really was.
He was a weak bully.
He preyed on the weak and helpless and translated love into control.
When they were dating, she had noticed that he had a tendency to bully people that he felt were beneath him.
Waiters and valets always felt the brunt of his harsh words but, she felt that she would never be at the receiving end of such behavior.
But a person’s character is always tested the most through times of adversity and John has shown her who he really was.
Susan realized that she had been fighting a losing battle; she had thought that she could change his life and make him a better person.