The comic hasn't spent a lot of time talking about this, but control and manipulation (especially emotional manipulation) are very common components of domestic violence. What Javiera is experiencing with Marco is common in abusive relationships.
HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW BEEN A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR ABUSE? Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. There are plenty of people and organizations willing to help, and there's no shame in reaching out to them.
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