The trouble with trying to find this kind of information Creiman is that Catholics were discouraged from writing fiction.
Hi MB, thanks! Yes I've read this, from Paula Haigh, or at least the web site containing her works, which does also have a few articles from other people. It reminds me of St Augustine who had some choice words for works of literature and stage performances.
My own memories of my Catholic family from (ahem) many years ago was that they tolerated a lot and prayed a lot. I can never remember an example of anyone being shunned or "kicked out".
I can't reveal the actual difficulty but you may have trouble remembering it, too, because it probably never happened! It's singularly modern.
There are many examples of Saints who endured physical and emotional abuse.
Yes, indeed. Alas I am not concerned for myself. Rather, I have to plan interventions to prevent problems from becoming worse for others, who may not wish to endure such things, or be able to.
Yet these same Saints would shun heretics. It seems overall that physical abuse was not considered as grievous a sin as spiritual abuse in the Catholic Church.
I'll leave this uncommented, just highlighted.
I think MB has pretty much summed it up, with others. There are limits, there is virtue in tolerating abuse, some abuse sources are not tolerated, and prayer is key.