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  Costs-Benefits Analysis

When you've vented your rage, when
you've threatened, screamed or even
when you've hit, how do you feel

In the short-term ...and in the long-term:
I'm on a high.Shame, embarrassment
An easing of tension, reliefMy girlfriend and children are anxious and tense.
Control over my girlfriendThe relationship is starting to crack and secrecy has increased.
I'm the boss.Neighbors and coworkers talk about me, turn up their noses.
The woman toes the line.My closest friend doesn't trust me any more.
The feeling of somebody having
gotten the better of me is gone.Possible trouble with the
police and the law.
Peace and quiet.My family is afraid of me.
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