He was very abusive to Dianee.
He was never abusive towards her. She was a bitchy man eater. She ate Sam then left Frasier at the altar.
I am not sexist. In the season 1 finale Sam does threaten to hit Diane which is sinful and evil but he never does. I try to have a meaningful conversation about Cheers and you start calling me names!? Shows how stupid you are.
Really, that's not the way I remember it. I remember Diane emotionally abusing him.
They abused each other. People have selective memory and go for what was acceptable in society at that time.
men behaving badly