wow, it's pretty horrifying that a mental health professional is defending this. The fact that he starting dating her friend when she was 16 and he was 26 is a sign that he has always been this way, and it's a long pattern of behavior. 16 is a child. We MUST stop making excuses for these men. Exile and disgust is exactly what they deserve. Enabling them is exactly why this happens with such frequency.

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