I thought, "I don't have to take this."
I felt innocent of blame for this problem.
I thought to myself, just get up and leave.
I wanted my feelings to get some attention here.
I thought, "My partner has no right to say those things."
I felt personally attacked.
I felt like I was warding off a barrage.
I felt like getting even.
I wanted to protect myself.
I had a pretty low opinion of my partner's personality at the time.