nolem: the way she pinned ur head down and pricked ur scalp is a form of a tradition. exactly like wat u said, she wants to pin u down to be submissive to her. scary to an extent, this kind of person might even go the extreme of putting a curse.
by resigning to his fate is a hard fact of life, no matter wat, it's his mother we r toking about. but if he don't even stand up for u, then dun expect him to be able to do anything in the future urself. if u still love him n have no wish of leaving him, be prepared for this war all by urself. else, leave for a better one