I finally got around to watching Beauty and the Beast and I absolutely loved it! I'm such a Disney tragic. I loved the themes of inner beauty, transformation and salvation. But perhaps the film should come with a warning. Boys and men don't generally change. If your boyfriend is abusive, violent, unfaithful or disrespectful towards you, he is not likely to change (even if he promises to). Unlike the Beast, he is not under the spell of an enchantress - he just has issues. It is not impossible for him to change, but it is highly unlikely. He will not be able to do it without professional help either. For the sake of your safety and sanity you need to get out of that relationship. "Between 80 and 100 Australian women die at the hands of their male partners every year – and a woman in Australia is more likely to be killed in her own home by her male partner than anywhere else or by anyone else.” (*The ABS Personal Safety Survey 2006).