Covertly, he makes sure that she knows that she is not valued by him. He does not look at her. When he speaks to her it is insincere, delivered in a monotone. When she speaks, he speaks over her. He loves to be part of the delivery of “no” to her. He waits for the chance to pounce on it. He waits for a chance to show the world how wrong she is. He justifies himself in any way possible.
Secretly, everyone agrees. The behavior stands. The behavior continues. Even she allows the behavior. After all, he is a r.e.l.a.t.i.v.e. But oddly, when she walks away from him, she feels diminished.