Came across a case where the BF intentionally provoke the GF's emotion, just to prove a point. It has bothered him for some time. So the Gf somehow sensed what was going on and stands firmly just to prove that her BF is using the wrong method. The people around her too including BF's family is on her side. That is to stay firm and not to give in.
Aren't in every quarrel, you are suppose to fight for "you & Me" instead of "Me" ?? Why not fight for the relationship, instead of finding more ways to hurt each other.