I'm having another problem, this time with one of the characters of my story. Myrtle is a princess, who ended up marrying an abusing man. Myrtle is actually a queen now but so badly under the king's foot that she really cannot do much. Anyhow, one day she escapes from the castle, and I cannot figure out what after so many years of abuse made her escape? Why not earlier? A friend of mine threw out an idea, that maybe she thought that abuse was normal, but even that wouldn't explain how she got to know it, because her contacts with other people than the king are very much limited. I thought that maybe Myrtle had tried to escape before, but had been unsuccessful, but then again she escapes rather easily, so maybe that won't work either, any ideas?