While I personally have not been in an abusive relationship, I do have a close friend that was. It all started with him controlling her in other ways other than physical. Before we knew it she was isolated and no longer in communication with us. Thankfully she is out of that relationship now. My point is, is that most abuser's work at isolating their victims first or so I witnessed and and have heard from reliable sources. I don't think we ever saw that with Taylor... She was off to Vegas, involved in a domestic violence charity (what abuser let's their victim do that?), out with friends, etc. The more she talks, the more I don't believe she was a victim of physical abuse. Did Russell have anger issues. Probably. Did he physically abuse her every 6 or so weeks? Very doubtful.