I wasn't talking about B&B specifically there. I was talking about the theme in general that abuse/poor treatment should be accepted because the abuser will change through love/effort. That's something that comes up in a lot of films; and not just those made by Disney.This, to me, is a strange message to derive from Disney's Beauty and the Beast--Belle didn't love the Beast until he learned, like so many young people have to, not to be so self-absorbed. For contrast, Gaston was inherently this way, while the Beast just needed to grow up. Even Belle could not see past his initial behavior, and she hated his guts, but when he started to grow out of it, then she could see who he really was. It's nothing like the real-life cases that come up on Dr. Phil all the time.